Our mission is to ensure the Housing Government-sponsored Enterprises operate in a safe and sound manner so they serve as a reliable source of liquidity and funding for housing finance and community investment. Together these institutions provide more than $5 trillion in funding for the U.S. mortgage markets and financial institutions.
Read about the agency’s 2013 examinations of Fannie Mac, Freddie Mac and the Home Loan Bank System.
Submit comments and provide input on FHFA Rules Open for Comment by clicking on Rulemaking and Federal Register.
Goal: Help restore confidence, enhance capacity to fulfill mission, and mitigate systemic risk that contributed directly to instability in financial markets.
MAINTAIN foreclosure prevention activities and credit availability, REDUCE taxpayer risk, and BUILD a new single-family securitization infrastructure. Read more in the 2014 Scorecard and Conservatorships Strategic Plan.
Plans and Reports
FHFA experts provide reliable data, including all states, about activity in the U.S. mortgage market through its House Price Index, Refinance Report, Foreclosure Prevention Report, and Performance Report.
See HPI Crosswalk to map former filenames or links to the new website's format.
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HARP - the Home Affordable Refinance Program was created by FHFA specifically to help homeowners current on their mortgage payments, but underwater on their mortgages.
FHFA economists and policy experts provide reliable research and policy analysis about critical topics impacting the nation’s housing finance sector. Meet the experts….
Key Topics pages provide information about FHFA's work on a range of issues facing the nation and highlight the most relevant related news releases, reports, statements and web pages on the respective topics.
The Honorable Melvin L. Watt of Charlotte, NC sworn in on January 6th to a 5-year term as the first Senate-confirmed Director of FHFA.
Read more about Director Watt
Information and public input about a new securitization infrastructure to align and improve the business practices of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
On July 10, 2014 the Federal Housing Finance Agency ("FHFA") announced it is seeking public input for itself, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ("the Enterprises") on draft private mortgage insurer eligibility requirements ("PMIERs") that the Enterprises would use to approve private mortgage insurers ("MIs") that provide mortgage insurance on loans owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The public input period will last for 60 days, closing on September 8.
Information about executive compensation for Federal Home Loan Bank directors and Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's senior executives.
Information and public input about Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's role in the multifamily business finance market.
Information about Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's guarantee fees.
Information and public input about the joint initiative (FHFA and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) to consider a new mortgage servicing structure.
Information about principal forgiveness in the context of Home Affordable Modification Program Principal Reduction Alternative (HAMP PRA).
Proposed minimum financial requirements ensure the safe and sound operation of the Enterprises and further FHFA’s goal of fostering liquid, efficient, competitive and resilient national housing finance markets. FHFA released the proposed criteria to provide greater transparency, clarity and consistency to industry participants and other stakeholders.
Information about new approaches to the disposition of foreclosed properties (real estate owned, or REO) owned by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
In order to advance the early stages of the goal to develop a single mortgage-backed security to be issued and guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac (the Enterprises), FHFA is seeking public input on the proposed Single Security structure.
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