This annual report describes FHFA's accomplishments, as well as challenges, the agency faced in meeting the strategic goals and objectives during the past fiscal year.
Read about the agency’s 2017 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 2018 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.
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.
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The FHFA House Price Index reported a 1.3 percent increase in U.S. house prices in the third quarter of 2018. From 2017Q3 to 2018Q3, house prices were up 6.3 percent.
FHFA requests your comments on rules open for comment.
Federally regulated Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have come together to get the word out about mortgage relief options for those affected by natural disasters.
Learn about options available for homeowners affected by
a hurricane or by other natural disasters.
HARP expires December 31, 2018. HARP was created by FHFA specifically to help homeowners who are current on their mortgage payments, but who are underwater on their mortgages. That is, they owe almost as much or more than the current value of their homes. To see if you qualify for HARP, go to
Find out your options and solutions available.
Provide input on matters under review
or submit comment on proposed rules.
Calculate the current estimated dollar value of your home using FHFA's House Price calculator.
Download the latest House Price Index
The top five states with the highest numbers of borrowers that remain eligible for a HARP refinance are Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan and Georgia.
FHFA requests Public Input by July 10, 2017
Annual Report to Congress now available
Blog - DTS Snapshots facilitate DTS stakeholder opportunities
U.S. House Prices Rise 1.3% in Third Quarter
Director Watt discussing the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) extension.
Effective December 1, local community organizations now have the opportunity purchase foreclosed properties.
FHFA's 2016 Annual Report to Congress is now available.
Now available: FHFA’s FY 2017 Performance and Accountability Report
FHFA ANNOUNCES 2019 CONFORMING LOAN LIMITS
Input Requested on Enterprise Credit Score Requirements
OMWI 2017 Annual Report to Congress
Introducing Mortgage Translations on FHFA.gov
FHFA unveiled an interactive online map indicating the number of estimated borrowers eligible for HARP in every zip code, county and MSA in the US.
FHFA requests comments on rules open for comment
FHFA Publishes Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's Underserved Markets Plans for the Duty to Serve Program
FHFA Proposes Rule Establishing New Housing Goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
FHFA Issues Proposed Rule
Rulemaking open for comment
FHFA Video Explains the 2018 Conforming Loan Limits
Millions of homeowners have taken this route to refinance their mortgages. To see if you qualify visit www.HARP.gov.
Number of HARP borrowers surpassed the 3.4 million mark
Now available: FHFA’s FY 2016 Performance and Accountability Report
Read more about options available for homeowners affected by 2017 hurricane season and other natural disasters at FHFA.gov.
Go to www.HARP.gov to see if you are eligible for savings.
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