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 Federal Housing and Finance Agency (FHFA) believes in public trust through records integrity, and has taken steps to adequately and properly document the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures and essential transactions of the agency.
The National Archives and Records Administration defines “records” as: all books, papers, maps, photographs, machine readable materials, or other documentary materials, regardless of physical form or characteristics, made or received by an agency of the United States Government under Federal law or in connection with the transaction of public business and preserved or appropriate for preservation by that agency or its legitimate successor as evidence of the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, operations, or other activities of the Government or because of the informational value of data in them.
Consequently, we require mandatory records and information management training for every government employee to ensure everyone understands his or her responsibilities and the procedures for appropriately keeping and disposing of records. FHFA has also instituted an awareness campaign with promotional posters and information to infuse this message into our culture.
Created in July 2008, the FHFA follows all legal requirements for the management of federal records. FHFA has implemented guidance provided by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) that provides a starting point for self-assessment. For example, FHFA has designated a records officer; established a network of designated records management liaisons; issued a records management policy; and disseminated policies and procedures to ensure records are protected appropriately.
The objective of FHFA’s records management program is to assist employees to develop an efficient records program in their business units that will decrease duplication, increase productivity, improve customer services while reducing paperwork burdens, and assure the proper preservation of records having enduring value.
Susan.Sallaway@fhfa.gov | Records Officer/Senior Records and Information Management Specialist
Records Management Policy (1/15)National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
FHFA Comprehensive Records Schedule
General Records Schedules
What is a Record?What is a Records Schedule?RM Responsibilities for Every FHFA EmployeeHow to Write for the Record
Records Management Guidance for Senior OfficialsRecords Management ResponsibilitiesRecords Management Exit ProceduresDocumenting Your Public Service, NARA 2016
Records Decision TreeRIM Glossary
Form 077: Index of RecordsForm 068: Disposal of Temporary RecordsForm 044: Records and Information Management Exit ClearanceForm 048: Inventory Form - Paper Records
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