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The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires federal agencies to write "clear Government communication that the public can understand and use."

Federal agencies must use plain language in any document that:

    • is necessary for obtaining any federal government benefit or service or filing taxes;

    • provides information about any federal government benefit or service; or

    • explains to the public how to comply with a requirement that the federal government administers or enforces.


FHFA is committed to drafting documents in plain language using the Federal Plain Language Guidelines. Let us know if you have trouble understanding our documents or the pages on our website:  plainlanguage@fhfa.gov.

Carrie Johnson is the Senior Agency Official for Plain Writing.


Plain Writing Act Compliance Report - 2014

Plain Writing Act Compliance Report - 2015

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