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.
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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.
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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
Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, today announced it has reached a settlement with Deutsche Bank AG, related companies and specifically named individuals for $1.925 billion to resolve claims in FHFA v. Deutsche Bank AG, et al., as well as certain other matters. The settlement addresses claims alleging violations of federal and state securities laws in connection with private-label mortgage-backed securities (PLS) purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac between 2005 and 2007.
Under the terms of the agreement, Deutsche Bank will pay approximately $1.63 billion to Freddie Mac and $300 million to Fannie Mae. As part of the settlement, FHFA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will release certain claims brought against Deutsche Bank related to securities sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac between 2005 and 2007.
The settlement agreement does not release Deutsche Bank from any claims relating to LIBOR manipulation and does not include claims made against Deutsche Bank in two
other PLS lawsuits presently the subject of ongoing litigation: FHFA v. SC Americas,Inc., et. al., and FHFA v. Countrywide Financial Corp., et. al. The other parties to those lawsuits were not part of the negotiations with Deutsche Bank.
This is the sixth settlement that FHFA has attained pursuant to the 18 PLS lawsuits filed in 2011. FHFA remains committed to satisfactory resolution of the remaining actions.
Link to Settlement Agreement; confidential materials omitted
The Federal Housing Finance Agency regulates Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the 12 Federal Home Loan Banks. These government-sponsored enterprises provide more than $5.5 trillion in funding for the U.S. mortgage markets and financial institutions.
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