Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Materials

Overview

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is an independent agency of the Federal Government established by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, Public Law 110-289. FHFA administers the Safety and Soundness Act and the Federal Home Loan Bank Act, the Federal National Mortgage Association Charter Act, and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation Act.

FHFA is responsible for the supervision and regulation of the Federal National Mortgage Corporation (Fannie Mae), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), the Federal Home Loan Banks and the Office of Finance. FHFA is charged with ensuring that the entities it regulates operate in a safe and sound manner; comply with the Safety and Soundness Act and their respective authorizing statutes, and rules, regulations and orders issued under the Safety and Soundness Act and the authorizing statute and the rules thereunder.

FHFA is headed by a director, who is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate for a five-year term.

This page includes the principal materials directly relevant to the FHFA.

On the left side of the page are the Federal Banking Statutes and Rules.

The top right of the page, under Developments, are tools to keep Cabinet members current on regulatory developments: the Cabinet's regulatory news and links to the Cabinet Trackers for Change Management and for Rules in Transition, each of which can be filtered by agency. To see a calendar of events, go to the Calendar Page and select the Banking Regulatory Calendar.

Note that this page relates to the regulation of the GSEs and not to the treatment of securities issued by GSEs and held by investors. See also the topic page on TBAs and the MSFTA.

To see similar materials for the other principal banking regulators, see the topic pages for each of the CFPB, the FDIC, the Federal Reserve, New York State and the NYDFS, the NCUA, and the OCC. See also the Banking Materials topic page.

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