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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Feb. 26 - Quarterly
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May 26 - Quarterly
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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
April 21, 2008
Examination Guidance PG-08-002 - Standards for Enterprise Use of the Fair Value Option
March 31, 2008
Examination Guidance EG–08–001- Conforming Loan Limit Calculations; Response to Comments.
January 10, 2008
Policy Guidance PG-08-001 - Examination of Mortgage Fraud Programs
November 8, 2006
Examination Guidance PG-06-002 - Examination for Compensation Practices
Examination Guidance PG-06-001 - Examination for Corporate Governance
February 22, 2005
Policy Guidance PG-05-001 - Safety and Soundness: Reportable Legal Proceedings
December 19, 2001
Policy Guidance PG-01-002 - Safety and Soundness Standards for Information
December 19, 2000
Policy Guidance PG-00-002 - Non-mortgage Liquidity Investments
Policy Guidance PG-00-001 - Minimum Safety and Soundness Requirements
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