The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its report on the FHLBank System at 100: Focusing on the Future initiative, the Agency’s comprehensive review of the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLBank) System in anticipation of the System’s centennial in 2032.
“The Federal Home Loan Bank System is a critical component of the nation’s broader housing finance system,” said FHFA Director Sandra L. Thompson. “FHFA is focused on ensuring that the FHLBank System serves as a stable and reliable source of liquidity in support of its housing finance and community development objectives – and does so in a safe and sound manner.”
The FHLBank System at 100: Focusing on the Future initiative featured robust public engagement over the course of the past year, including listening sessions and regional roundtables as well as multiple opportunities for written input from stakeholders. FHFA drew on the feedback received through this public engagement along with its own extensive analysis when preparing the report, which includes recommendations for how the FHLBank System could effectively fulfill its mission. FHFA expects the initiative to continue as a multi-year, collaborative effort with stakeholders to address the recommended actions in the report.
About the Federal Home Loan Bank System
The FHLBank System was established in 1932 by the Federal Home Loan Bank Act. The System today consists of 11 regional FHLBanks, each serving a designated geographic area of the United States, and the Office of Finance, which serves as the System’s fiscal agent and issues consolidated obligations to fund the FHLBanks’ operations. Each FHLBank is a separate, government-chartered corporation, owned by its member institutions.