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 2015 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 6th to a 5-year term as the first Senate-confirmed Director of FHFA.
Read more about Director Watt
The Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 establishes a duty for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to serve very low-, low-, and moderate-income families in rural areas. FHFA's Duty to Serve rule defines "rural area" as: (1) a census tract outside of a metropolitan statistical area, as designated by the Office of Management and Budget; or (2) a census tract in a metropolitan statistical area, as designated by the Office of Management and Budget, that is outside of the metropolitan statistical area's Urbanized Areas as designated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's
Rural-Urban Commuting Area Code #1, and outside of tracts with a housing density of over 64 housing units per square mile for USDA's RUCA Code #2.
Census tracts that are considered rural areas or non-rural areas for Duty to Serve purposes are available below, based on 2010 census tract geography. Each file includes a map of counties in designated high-needs rural regions and a description of the data layout, also available separately.
FHFA’s Duty to Serve rule specifies support for high-needs rural populations as a Regulatory Activity that the Enterprises may consider when developing their plans for the rural market under the Duty to Serve program. One of the high-needs rural populations identified by the final rule is members of Federally recognized Indian tribes located in Indian areas.
Census tracts that are considered Indian areas for Duty to Serve purposes are available below, based on 2010 census tract geography. The file includes a description of the data layout, also available separately.
FHFA's Duty to Serve rule provides extra credit for activities that promote economic diversity. FHFA's Duty to Serve FInal Rule defines residential economic diversity to include Enterprise activities that support financing of mortgages in high opportunity areas.
Census tracts that are considered high opportunity areas for Duty to Serve purposes are available below, based on 2010 census tract geography. The file includes a description of the data layout, also available separately.
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