FHFA: Changes Announced to Common Securitization Solutions Board Structure

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that Common Securitization Solutions (CSS) is undertaking a series of actions to better align its corporate governance structure with its core mission of supporting the infrastructure for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) mortgage-backed securities issuance. Matthew Feldman has been named […]

FHFA: Availability of COVID-19 Multifamily Forebearance Extended

Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will continue to offer COVID-19 forbearance to qualifying multifamily property owners as needed, subject to the continued tenant protections FHFA has imposed during the pandemic. This is the fourth extension of the programs, which […]

FHFA: Second Quarter 2021 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report Released

More than 6 million homeowners helped since conservatorship The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its second quarter 2021 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report, which shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) completed 217,020 foreclosure prevention actions in the second quarter of 2021, bringing the total number of […]

HUD and FHFA: Clarifications to Freddie Mac’s Policies on Purchasing Mortgages Secured by Group Homes Announced

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on Tuesday announced important clarifications to Freddie Mac’s policies that make clear it will purchase mortgages secured by a property owned by an individual and rented to a group home for persons with disabilities. […]

FHFA: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Issued to Amend the Enterprise Regulatory Capital Framework

Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that it is seeking comment on a notice of proposed rulemaking that would amend the Enterprise Regulatory Capital Framework (ERCF) for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises). The proposed amendments would refine the prescribed leverage buffer amount (PLBA) and the capital […]

FHFA: Certain Portions of the 2021 Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements Suspended

Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) suspended certain provisions added to the Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements (PSPAs) with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) on January 14, 2021. “This suspension will provide FHFA time to review the extent to which […]

FHFA: Additional Data Released on Enterprise Fair Lending and Housing Goals

Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released several sets of demographic data related to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s (the Enterprises) fair lending and housing goals activities. The rate of homeownership for minority families in the United States continues to lag well behind the national average. Fair lending is […]

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

Public input requested on how Enterprises can sustainably advance equitable housing finance Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is announcing that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will submit Equitable Housing Finance Plans to FHFA by the end of 2021. The Enterprises will update these plans annually. The […]

FHFA: Increase in the Enterprises’ LITHC Cap Announced

To support underserved markets, each Enterprise can now invest up to $850 million annually in LIHTC Today, to support underserved markets, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) can each invest up to $850 million annually in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit […]