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. - The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is seeking comments on a proposed rule to implement the Duty to Serve provisions of the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992, as amended by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. This statute requires Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to serve three specified underserved markets: manufactured housing, affordable housing preservation and rural markets. The proposed rule would require the Enterprises to adopt plans to improve the distribution and availability of mortgage financing in a safe and sound manner for residential properties that serve very low-, low-, and moderate-income families in the three specified underserved markets.
The proposed rule would provide Duty to Serve credit for eligible Enterprise activities that facilitate a secondary market for mortgages on residential properties in the specified underserved markets. It would also establish a method for evaluating and rating the Enterprises' performance each year, on which FHFA would report annually to Congress.
Each Enterprise would be required to submit to FHFA an Underserved Markets Plan covering a three-year period that describes the activities and objectives it will undertake to meet its Duty to Serve.
FHFA would provide an Enterprise Duty to Serve credit for additional eligible activities identified by an Enterprise in its Underserved Markets Plan for the specific underserved market. Qualifying activities that promote residential economic diversity in one or more underserved markets would also receive Duty to Serve credit.
FHFA invites interested parties to submit comments on all aspects of the proposed rule within 90 days of publication in the Federal Register via FHFA.gov. (The proposed rule was published on 12/18/2015. The 90-day comment period will end 3/17/2016.) To submit comments, view
all items open for comment.
Link to Proposed Rule sent to Federal Register
Link to Proposed Rule Fact Sheet (PDF)
Media: Stefanie Johnson (202) 649-3030 / Corinne Russell (202) 649-3032 Consumers: Consumer Communications or (202) 649-3811
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