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 2019 examinations of Fannie Mac, Freddie Mac and the Home Loan Bank System.
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Implement critical reforms that will produce a stronger and more resilient housing finance system.
FOSTER competitive, liquid, efficient, and resilient (CLEAR) national housing finance markets that support sustainable homeownership and affordable rental housing; OPERATE in a safe and sound manner appropriate for entities in conservatorship; and PREPARE for eventual exits from the conservatorships.
2019 Conservatorships Strategic Plan
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.
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The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or Agency) was created as an independent agency by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) to regulate and supervise the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) (together, “Enterprises”), and the Federal Home Loan Bank System, which includes 11 Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) and its fiscal agent, the Office of Finance (collectively, the regulated entities). The Agency’s mission is to ensure that the regulated entities operate in a safe and sound manner to foster competitive, liquid, efficient, and resilient national housing finance markets that support sustainable homeownership and affordable rental housing. Since 2008, FHFA has also served as the conservator of the Enterprises. FHFA’s functions are carried out by 11 divisions and offices at its headquarters in Washington, DC. FHFA’s Office of Inspector General is also located on-site.
On January 21, 2011, FHFA established its Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) consistent with Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act). OMWI is responsible for leading the Agency’s efforts to advance diversity and inclusion (or D&I), by developing and implementing standards for:
FHFA is among eight federal financial agencies, seven of which are collectively referred to as the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) agencies that the Dodd-Frank Act requires to submit an annual report to Congress containing the following information:
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