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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.
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The Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992, as amended by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, requires the setting of annual housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the monitoring of performance in achieving these goals. FHFA sets and monitors the performance on meeting the established goals.
Housing Goals for 2018 - 2020
On February 6, 2018, FHFA published
a final rule establishing 2018-2020 housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. (See 2/6/2018
"The Size of the Affordable Mortgage Market: 2018 - 2020 Enterprise Single-Family Housing Goals" details the methodology used to estimate the market size for the Enterprise single-family housing goals (updated 1/25/2018).
Learn more about
Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's affordable housing goals.
Duty to Serve
The Duty to Serve (DTS) requires Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (Enterprises) to facilitate a secondary market for mortgages on housing for very low-, low-, and moderate-income families in: Manufactured housing, Affordable housing preservation, and Rural housing. To learn more about Duty to Serve, click
Aspire Manor in Lebanon, Indiana, involved the rehabilitation of a vacant historic apartment building located in the downtown area to provide safe, affordable housing for adults with special needs. Support services on-site promote greater self-sufficiency, including assisting residents with finding employment. Located in the city's historic district, the project maintains several historic features. (Source: Indianapolis FHLBank)
The Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) system was created by the Federal Home Loan Bank Act of 1932 as a government sponsored enterprise to support mortgage lending and related community investment. It is composed of 11 FHLBanks, more than 7,300 member financial institutions, and the System's fiscal agent, the Office of Finance. Each FHLBank is a separate, government-chartered, member-owned corporation.
Affordable Housing Program (AHP)
From 1990, when the AHP was authorized, through 2018, the FHLBanks have awarded approximately $6.2 billion in funding, supporting approximately 911,000 housing units. On November 20, 2018 FHFA issued a final rule amending its regulation on the FHLBanks' Affordable Housing Program. To learn more about AHP click here.
Community Investment Program (CIP)
In 2018, the FHLBanks issued approximately $3.0 billion in Community Investment Program advances for housing projects and almost $105.1 million for economic development projects. To learn more about CIP click
Community Investment Cash Advance (CICA)
In 2018, the FHLBanks issued approximately $3.1 billion in Community Investment Cash Advance advances for such projects as commercial, industrial, manufacturing, social services, and public facilities. To learn more about CICA click
Community Support Program (CSP)
The FHLBank Act requires FHFA to establish standards of community investment or service for members of the FHLBanks to maintain continued access to long-term FHLBank advances. The CSP requires each FHLBank member (except for non-depository CDFIs) to submit a Community Support Statement to FHFA once every two years. The Community Support Statement serves to document a FHLBank member's Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (CRA) performance and support of first-time homebuyers. To learn more about CSP click
Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)Membership
CDFIs are specially designated financial institutions that serve markets underserved by traditional financial institutions. To learn about CDFI Membership click here.
The FHLBanks purchase loans from their members under the acquired member assets program, a whole loan mortgage purchase program. The FHLBanks' housing goals performance is based on single-family whole loans purchased through their acquired member assets programs. In 2017, all of the 11 FHLBanks purchased whole loans through those programs. To learn more about Housing Goals click
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