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.
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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 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.
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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.
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Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today published Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's (the Enterprises) Underserved Markets Plans for 2018-2020 under the Duty to Serve program. The Plans become effective January 1, 2018.
FHFA issued a final rule on December 13, 2016 to implement the Duty to Serve provisions mandated by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. The statute requires the Enterprises to serve three specified underserved markets – manufactured housing, affordable housing preservation, and rural housing – by increasing the liquidity of mortgage financing, for very low-, low-, and moderate-income families.
The rule requires each Enterprise to adopt a three-year Underserved Markets Plan to fulfill this mandate. The activities proposed by the Enterprises to achieve the objectives in their Plans will continue to be subject to FHFA review and approval to ensure compliance with the Enterprises' Charter Acts, safety and soundness, and other conservatorship and regulatory requirements.
"I congratulate Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHFA staff for the work they have done to reach this significant milestone. The tough challenges associated with implementation are still ahead, however, to ensure that the Plans meet affordable housing needs in underserved markets around the country. FHFA looks forward to working with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and stakeholders to ensure that the Plans serve their statutory purposes and do so in a safe and sound manner," said FHFA Director Melvin L Watt.
FHFA published the Plans today on its dedicated webpage, www.FHFA.gov/DTS.
Link to Fannie Mae's Underserved Markets Plan
Link to Freddie Mac's Underserved Markets Plan
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