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 2018 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), is publishing a final rule that amends its existing Minority and Women Inclusion regulations to require Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Federal Home Loan Banks, and the Office of Finance (the regulated entities), to develop and implement strategic plans to promote diversity and inclusion of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and the businesses they own. The final rule adopts, with minor revisions, the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking FHFA issued on Oct. 27, 2016.
The final rule clarifies diversity and inclusion reporting requirements and improves the usefulness and comparability of the regulated entities' annual reports to FHFA. The final rule also requires the regulated entities to amend their policies on equal employment opportunity to add sexual orientation, gender identity, and status as a parent to the list of protected classes.
The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 requires Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks to promote diversity and inclusion in all their business activities. The final rule further clarifies the scope of the regulated entities' obligation to promote diversity and inclusion.
The Final Rule becomes effective 30 days after publication in the Federal Register.
Link to Final Rule
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