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
Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, a seasoned homebuyer or already own a home, you may want to learn more about the financial impact and process of buying and owning a home. In this section, you will find helpful resources to better help you navigate the mortgage market. From shopping for a mortgage to understanding federal rules,
Tips for Homebuyers will provide the groundwork for those buying a property.
But even after a home purchase has been made, there may be more questions and a personal financial situation may change that jeopardizes your home.
Tips for Homeowners includes resources to help you understand your mortgage and prevent foreclosures.
Unfortunately, many good programs and opportunities are abused by scam artists. You will find tips to help you avoid scams and resources if you encounter or already are a victim of a scam under
The mortgage market is a complex field. Homeowners and homebuyers deal with the primary mortgage market, but FHFA regulates and supervises elements of the secondary mortgage market.
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