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.
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Since 2008, FHFA has worked with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to develop and implement a variety of programs and initiatives to address challenges in the servicing market. FHFA and the Enterprises have worked to promote market liquidity and efficiency and to create a more positive borrower experience.
While the surge in mortgage delinquencies has abated since 2008, the post-crisis mortgage environment is still evolving. This evolution is particularly evident in the area of mortgage loan servicing, as costs to service delinquent loans, heightened regulatory oversight, and an increased reliance on technology continue to impact this fundamental component of the housing finance industry. New entrants have further transformed the landscape, with nonbank servicers poised to provide needed capacity in place of traditional servicers.
FHFA has worked with the Enterprises to develop and implement a number of initiatives. Each initiative reflects FHFA's commitment to supporting a mortgage servicing market that is profitable, sustainable, and liquid. These efforts include a servicing market survey, servicer financial standards development, policy alignment by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and servicer compensation research.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Joint Servicing Market Survey Executive Summary (April 2018)
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Joint Servicing Market Survey Results (April 2018)
Requirements for Enterprise Seller/Servicers [page]
Alternative Mortgage Servicing Compensation Initiative [page]
Loss Mitigation Programs [page]
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