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
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On August 13, 2019, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) published a final rule on the validation and approval of third-party credit score model(s) that can be used by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises). The rule implements the requirements in Section 310 of the
Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act enacted on May 24, 2018.
The regulation requires a four-phase process for validation and approval of credit score model(s):
Link to Final Rule
Link to Fact Sheet
Submit your questions to us via email.
Proposed Rule Resources
Validation and Approval of Credit Score Models Proposed Rule(1/9/2019)
Webinar Transcript: Validation and Approval of Credit Score Models Proposed Rule (1/9/2019)
Webinar Slide Presentation:
Validation and Approval of Credit Score Models Proposed Rule (1/9/2019)
Validation and Approval of Credit Score Models by the Enterprises (12/13/2018)
FHFA Issues Proposed Rule on Validation and Approval of Credit Score Models (12/13/2018)
FHFA Fact Sheet: Validation and Approval of Credit Score Models by the Enterprises (12/13/2018)
Decision to Shift Focus to Implementation of the Act
FHFA Announces Decision to Stop Credit Score Initiative (7/23/2018)
Mortgage Industry Use of Credit Scores (7/23/2018)
Request for Input
FHFA Extends Deadline to March 30 for Request for Input on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Credit Score Requirements (2/2/2018)
FHFA Insights Blog: FHFA Needs Your Feedback on Credit Score Requirements (1/18/2018)
News Release: FHFA Issues Request for Input on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Credit Score Requirement (12/20/2017)
View Request for Input (Input was due March 30, 2018)
View Input Submitted (Select
Credit Score in the pull down)
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