June 11, 2024

FHFA: Public Input Sought on Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s Proposed Duty to Serve Underserved Market Plans for 2025-2027

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today issued a request for input (RFI) on the proposed 2025-2027 Underserved Markets Plans (Plans) submitted by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) under the Duty to Serve (DTS) program. The proposed Plans cover the period from January 1, 2025, to December 31, 2027.

“Providing sustainable liquidity for affordable housing preservation, rural housing, and manufactured housing in a safe and sound manner is a key component of the Enterprises’ statutory responsibility to serve underserved markets,” said Director Sandra L. Thompson. “I look forward to hearing the public’s input and feedback on the plans the Enterprises have proposed.”

FHFA issued a final rule in 2016 that implemented the DTS provisions of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. The statute requires the Enterprises to serve three specified underserved markets — manufactured housing, affordable housing preservation, and rural housing — by increasing the liquidity of mortgage financing for very low-, low-, and moderate-income families in those markets.

FHFA invites interested parties to provide written input, feedback, and information on all aspects of the proposed Plans by August 12, 2024. The public can review the RFI and submit responses through the DTS page on FHFA’s website. FHFA also will hold three listening sessions to review the proposed Plans on July 15, 16, and 17. Interested participants can register here.

The objectives outlined by the Enterprises to achieve proposed Plan activities will remain subject to FHFA review and approval to ensure compliance with the Enterprises’ Charter Acts, safety and soundness measures, and other conservatorship and regulatory requirements.

FHFA published the proposed Plans today on its dedicated webpage, https://www.fhfa.gov/duty-serve-program.

View Fannie Mae’s proposed 2025-2027 Underserved Markets Plan

View Freddie Mac’s proposed 2025-2027 Underserved Markets Plan

Request for Input

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