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 2016 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.
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 6, 2014 to a 5-year term as the first Senate-confirmed Director of FHFA.
Read more about Director Watt
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Reading Room is a searchable archive of the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s:
final opinions and orders;
statements of policy and interpretations not published in the Federal Register;
policy and administrative staff manuals that affect a member of the public; and
frequently requested records.
Advisory Bulletins are staff documents through which FHFA provides guidance to the regulated entities regarding particular supervisory issues. Although an Advisory Bulletin does not have the force of a regulation or an order, it does reflect the position of FHFA on the particular issue and is followed by supervisory staff. Advisory Bulletins issued prior to 2004 may include confidential supervisory or financial information and generally are not available to the public. Advisory Bulletins are numbered in sequence by year with the prefix “AB”, e.g., 2004-AB-##.
Click here to view Advisory Bulletins
Click here to view Orders
Click here to view Opinions
FHFA established the Suspended Counterparty Program to help address the risk to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks (“the regulated entities”) presented by individuals and entities with a history of fraud or other financial misconduct. Under this program, FHFA may issue orders suspending an individual or entity from doing business with the regulated entities.
FHFA maintains a list
at this page of each person that is currently suspended under the Suspended Counterparty Program.
If you have questions about the Suspended Counterparty Program generally, or about a specific action listed, please direct your inquiry to the following address:
Use and Protection of Personally Identifiable Information Policy [PDF]
Breach Notification Policy and Plan [PDF]
Federal Housing Finance Agency Acquisition Policy - June 27, 2011 [PDF]
October 27, 2009 - FHFA Examination Guidance: Examination for Accounting Practices [PDF]
FHFA Strategic Human Capital Plan 2009 - 2011
FHFA Information Classification Policy - September 27, 2012 [PDF]
FHFA Government Purchase Card Holders - July 13, 2017 [PDF]
Legal Filings including Private-Label Mortgage-backed securities cases
FHFA FY 2016 FOIA Request Log
Annual Reports - The FOIA requires each federal agency to submit an Annual Report to the Attorney General each year. These reports contain detailed statistics on the numbers of requests received and processed by each agency, the time taken to respond, and the outcome of each request, as well as many other vital statistics regarding the administration of the FOIA at federal departments and agencies. Click here to view FOIA Annual Reports.
Chief FOIA Officer Reports - Attorney General Holder’s FOIA Guidelines require the Chief FOIA Officer for each federal agency to submit a report to the Attorney General containing a detailed description of the steps taken by the agency to improve FOIA compliance and transparency. These reports contain details of FOIA administration at each agency, as well as the steps taken to implement Attorney General Holder's FOIA Guidelines during each reporting year.
Click here to view Chief FOIA Officer Reports.
Quarterly Reports - The Office of Information Policy requires all agencies to provide quarterly reporting for four key FOIA statistics to the Department of Justice. This report is attended to identify trends and assess agencies' progress throughout the course of the fiscal year.
Click here to view Quarterly Reports.
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