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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Implement critical reforms that will produce a stronger and more resilient housing finance system.
FOSTER competitive, liquid, efficient, and resilient (CLEAR) national housing finance markets that support sustainable homeownership and affordable rental housing; OPERATE in a safe and sound manner appropriate for entities in conservatorship; and PREPARE for eventual exits from the conservatorships.
2019 Conservatorships Strategic Plan
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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.
FHFA Proposes Minimum Financial Eligibility Requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Seller/Servicers (1/31/2020)
FAQs: Updated Eligibility Requirements for Enterprise Single-Family Seller/Servicers (1/31/2020)
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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