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    By conducting examinations and creating rules that protect the safety and soundness of those we regulate, our work ensures there is money available to borrow for those seeking to buy homes now and in the future.

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Our mission is to ensure that Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Bank System are operating in a safe and sound manner so that they can serve as a reliable source of liquidity and funding for housing finance and community investment.

Advisory Bulletins

Advisory Bulletins are staff documents through which we provide guidance to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Bank System regarding particular supervisory issues.

Although an Advisory Bulletin does not have the force of a regulation or an order, it does reflect the position of FHFA on the particular issue and is followed by supervisory staff.
Search for current Advisory Bulletins or view list of Rescinded Advisory Bulletins


Examiner Resources

Our FHFA Examination Manual improves the transparency of supervision processes, applies uniform standards, and clarifies regulatory expectations. It also establishes quality management ensuring the integrity of our supervision program, to verify compliance with policies and procedures, and to ensure that conclusions are well supported and timely.



Rulemaking and Federal Register 

Rulemaking is the process we use to create regulations. It is designed to ensure the public is informed of proposed rules, has the opportunity to comment on them, and have access to the rulemaking record. The rulemaking process is conducted in the following way:

    1. Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (optional step),

    2. Proposed Rule,

    3. Public Comment and,

    4. Final Rule.

To give us your comment visit our Rulemaking & Federal Register, Open for Comment or Input section.

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