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.
Read about the agency’s 2016 examinations of Fannie Mac, Freddie Mac and the Home Loan Bank System.
Submit comments and provide input on FHFA Rules Open for Comment by clicking on Rulemaking and Federal Register.
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.
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.
HARP - the Home Affordable Refinance Program was created by FHFA specifically to help homeowners current on their mortgage payments, but underwater on their mortgages.
FHFA economists and policy experts provide reliable research and policy analysis about critical topics impacting the nation’s housing finance sector.
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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.
Read more about Director Watt
Under the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992, as amended by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are subject to affordable housing goals covering their purchases of single-family mortgages and multifamily mortgages.
On August 19, 2015, FHFA published a final rule establishing
housing goals for calendar years 2015-2017.
FHFA proposed 2015-2017 Enterprise Housing Goals on August 29, 2014.
Comments on the rule were due by October 28, 2014.
On November 13, 2012, FHFA published a final rule establishing
housing goals for calendar years 2012-14.
There are three single-family housing goals for home purchase mortgages (plus one subgoal) and one single-family housing goal for refinance mortgages.
The single-family home purchase (HP) housing goals are based on the percentage of the total number of home purchase mortgages that an Enterprise purchases each year that are for families in the following categories:
Low-income families (income no greater than 80 percent of area median income);
Very low-income families (income no greater than 50 percent of area median income); and
Families in low-income areas (LIA).
The single-family refinance housing goal is based on the percentage of the total number of refinance mortgages that an Enterprise purchases each year that are for low-income families (income no greater than 80 percent of area median income).
FHFA is required to
estimate the size of the mortgage market in order to establish benchmarks for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac single-family mortgage housing goals.
There are three multifamily housing goals: a goal for the total number of units affordable to low-income families (income no greater than 80 percent of area median income), a goal for the total number of units affordable to very low-income families (income no greater than 50 percent of area median income), and a goal for the total number of units in small (5- to 50-unit) multifamily properties affordable to low-income families.
Learn more about Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's Housing Goals performance.
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