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 2016 Scorecard and Conservatorships Strategic Plan.
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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, DC – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) are issuing new operational and financial eligibility requirements for all current and potential single-family mortgage Seller/Servicers. The operational requirements become effective no later than September 1, 2015 and the financial requirements become effective December 31, 2015.
In response to changes taking place in the servicing industry, FHFA directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as part of their 2014 and 2015 Conservatorship Scorecards, to update their counterparty standards for mortgage servicers. The new requirements are intended to help ensure the safe and sound operation of the Enterprises and provide greater transparency, clarity and consistency to industry participants and other stakeholders and reflect feedback received over the past several months.
The Enterprises will communicate updated requirements to Seller/Servicers in their respective guides, bulletins and announcements and through best practices documents that provide servicers clarity about Enterprise expectations.
"These updated operational and financial requirements will help mitigate risks associated with changes in the servicing industry," said FHFA Director Melvin L. Watt. "Strengthened Enterprise servicer counterparty standards should also improve access to credit and protect taxpayers by reducing market uncertainty about the Enterprises' expectations for mortgage servicer counterparties."
Link to Fannie Mae Statement and FAQs*
Link to Freddie Mac Statement and FAQs*
*FAQs are identical for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
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