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.
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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. – Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt announced today the appointment of Sharron P.A. Levine to be Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI). Levine will oversee OMWI’s mission of creating and supporting initiatives that promote the inclusion of minorities and women and advocating for diversity and inclusion across FHFA’s business and employment activities and at the entities FHFA regulates.
Levine joined FHFA in June 2012 and has served as an Associate General Counsel since September of that year. Levine practiced law for 30 years and prior to joining FHFA served in the general counsel’s office of Fannie Mae from 1999 to 2011, departing as a Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for the multifamily housing division. Prior to that she held various other legal positions in the housing industry. Levine holds both B.A. and J.D. degrees from New York University.
“Sharron’s extensive management, operational and legal experience, as well as her understanding of how our regulated entities function will serve FHFA well,” said Watt. “Her leadership of OMWI will be a real benefit to FHFA as we work to fulfill the statutory mission of OMWI to promote job and business opportunities for minorities and women, a mission to which I have consistently expressed my personal commitment.”
Levine’s appointment as Director of OMWI is effective immediately.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency regulates Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the 12 Federal Home Loan Banks. These government-sponsored enterprises provide more than $5.6 trillion in funding for the U.S. mortgage markets and financial institutions.
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