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) today sent to the Federal Register a Notice and Request for Input on a method for assessing the national average single-family house price for use in setting the conforming loan limits of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises). The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 requires that FHFA "establish and maintain" a house price index for adjusting the conforming loan limits of the Enterprises.
FHFA publishes an "expanded-data" House Price Index on a quarterly basis, which incorporates sales price information from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as from the Federal Housing Administration and county recorder offices. FHFA is seeking input on whether to use this expanded-data House Price Index as the basis for adjusting the Enterprises' conforming loan limits.
FHFA is seeking input in response to this Notice for 60 days after publication in the Federal Register. FHFA will publish an additional Notice describing the final determination after reviewing input received. Input may be submitted via the FHFA website or sent to 400 Seventh Street, S.W., Eighth Floor, Washington, D.C. 20024.
Media: Stefanie Johnson (202) 649-3030 / Corinne Russell (202) 649-3032 Consumers: Consumer Communications or (202) 649-3811
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