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 2018 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.
FHFA economists and policy experts provide reliable research and policy analysis about critical topics impacting the nation’s housing finance sector. Meet the experts...
Language Translation Disclosure
Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today proposed new minimum financial eligibility requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Seller/Servicers. These newly proposed eligibility requirements align the minimum financial requirements for mortgage Seller/Servicers to do business with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises). The proposed minimum financial requirements include net worth, capital ratio and liquidity criteria for the Enterprises’ Seller/Servicers.
The proposed minimum financial requirements ensure the safe and sound operation of the Enterprises and further FHFA’s goal of fostering liquid, efficient, competitive and resilient national housing finance markets. FHFA is releasing the proposed criteria to provide greater transparency, clarity and consistency to industry participants and other stakeholders. FHFA and the Enterprises will engage with servicing industry participants, regulators and other stakeholders to obtain their feedback and improve their understanding.
After reviewing industry and stakeholder feedback, FHFA anticipates finalizing these requirements in the second quarter of 2015, and anticipates that the requirements will be effective six months after they are finalized.
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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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