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 2015 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 2016 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.
Jan. 26 - Monthly
Feb. 25 - Quarterly
March 22 - Monthly
April 21 - Monthly
May 25 - Quarterly
June 22 - Monthly
July 21 - Monthly
Aug. 24 - Quarterly
September 22 - Monthly
October 25 - Monthly
Nov. 23 - Quarterly
Dec. 22 - Monthly
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
FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY v. CITY OF CHICAGO, December 12, 2011 Complaint [PDF]
FHFA PLS Cases
FHFA Filings in PLS Cases, September 2, 2011
Ally Financial Inc. f/k/a GMAC, LLC
Bank of America Corporation
Barclays Bank PLC
Suisse Holdings (USA), Inc.
Credit Suisse Holdings (USA), Inc.
Deutsche Bank AG
First Horizon National Corporation
General Electric Company
Goldman Sachs & Co.
HSBC North America Holdings, Inc.
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Merrill Lynch & Co. / First Franklin Financial Corp.
Nomura Holding America Inc.
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC
FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY v. UBS AMERICAS INC., UBS REAL ESTATE SECURITIES INC., UBS SECURITIES, LLC, MORTGAGE ASSET SECURITIZATION TRANSACTIONS, INC. DAVID MARTIN, PER DYRVIK, HUGH CORCORAN, and PETER SLAGOWITZ, July 27 2011 Complaint [PDF]
United States of America and Federal Housing Finance Agency In Re Conservatorship of: Federal National Mortgage Association
Notice Regarding Determination and Appointment of Conservator, September 18, 2008 [PDF]
United States of America and Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Notice Number 2006-1 In the Matter of Franklin D. Raines, J. Timothy Howard and Leanne G. Spencer
United States of America and Federal Housing Finance Agency In Re Conservatorship of: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
Notice Regarding Determination and Appointment of Conservator, September 19, 2008 [PDF]
Statement of Case [PDF] and OFHEO's
Third Revised Notice of Changes in Enforcement Action [PDF] Against Former Freddie Mac CEO Leland C. Brendsel
United States of America and Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, Petitioners v. Leland Brendsel, Respondent
United States of America and Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, Petitioners v. Vaughn A. Clarke, Respondent
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