FHFA: House Price Index Up 1.6 Percent in April 2022; Up 18.8 Percent from Last Year

House prices rose nationwide in April, up 1.6 percent from the previous month, according to the latest Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index (FHFA HPI®). House prices rose 18.8 percent from April 2021 to April 2022. The previously reported 1.5 percent price change for March 2022 was revised upward to 1.6 percent. For […]

FHFA: First Quarter 2022 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report Released

Nearly 6.5 million troubled homeowners helped since conservatorship The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its first quarter 2022 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report​. The report shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) completed 129,779 foreclosure prevention actions during the quarter, raising the total number of homeowners who […]

FHFA: 2021 Report to Congress Issued

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its 2021 Report to Congress​. The statutorily-required report provides information about the Agency’s 2021 examinations of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac (the Enterprises), the 11 Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks), and the FHLBanks’ Joint Office of Finance. It also describes FHFA’s actions as conservator of Fannie Mae […]

FHFA: Equitable Housing Finance Plans for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Announced

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced the release of Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s (the Enterprises) Equitable Housing Finance Plans for 2022-2024. These plans are designed to complement the initiatives outlined in FHFA’s Strategic Plan: Fiscal Years 2022–2026 that promote the Enterprises’ safety and soundness and foster housing finance markets […]

FHFA: Inaugural Mission Report for 2021 Issued on Economic Development and Affordable Housing Efforts

​​Inaugural report highlights regulated entities’ progress in supporting greater access to financing for targeted economic development and affordable, sustainable, and equitable housing The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its inaugural Mission Report that describes the activities of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) and the Federal Home […]

FHFA: Final Rule Announced Requiring Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to Submit Annual Capital Plans

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today published a final rule that supplements the Enterprise Regulatory Capital Framework (ERCF) by requiring Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to submit annual capital plans to the Agency and provide prior notice for certain capital actions. The final rule also incorporates the […]

FHFA: U.S. House Prices Rise 18.7 Percent over the Last Year; Up 4.6 Percent from the Fourth Quarter 2021

U.S. house prices rose 18.7 percent from the first quarter of 2021 to the first quarter of 2022 according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index (FHFA HPI®).  House prices were up 4.6 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2021.  FHFA’s seasonally adjusted monthly index for March was up 1.5 percent from February. “High appreciation rates […]

FHFA: Final Rule Announced Introducing New Public Disclosure Requirements to the Enterprise Regulatory Capital Framework

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today published a final rule that amends the Enterprise Regulatory Capital Framework (ERCF) by introducing new public disclosure requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises). The requirements include quarterly quantitative and annual qualitative disclosures related to risk management, corporate governance, capital structure, […]

FHFA: Membership in the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System Announced

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced its membership in the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System (NGFS).   Recognizing the increasing risk to property from climate change, including severe structural damage caused by hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, droughts and wildfires, FHFA Acting Director Sandra L. Thompson […]