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 2015 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
The Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA's) 2014 Strategic Plan for the Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac includes the goal of developing a single mortgage-backed security to be issued and guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. The goal is to improve overall liquidity of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securities, which currently are not interchangeable with one another. In order to advance the early stages of this multi-year initiative, FHFA sought public input on the proposed Single Security structure. After careful consideration of the responses and further dialogue with industry stakeholders, FHFA issued
An Update on the Structure of the Single Security, which details progress on the single mortgage-backed security. FHFA invites further feedback on the Single Security structure determinations described in the Update.
An Update on the Structure of the Single Security (5/15/15)
FHFA News Release:
FHFA Issues Update on the Single Security (5/15/15)
Submit feedback (select
Single Security Structure Update 2015 in pull down menu)
Request for Input: Single Security Structure (8/12/2014)
FHFA News Release: FHFA Seeks Input on Single Security (8/12/14)
Review input submitted - select
Single Security in pull down menu
FHFA received additional submissions that will not be made public because they were non-responsive or were unrelated to the Request for Input.
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