Federal Housing Finance Agency – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2023-00211
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-01-10
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or Agency), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites public comments on a new information collection titled ``Tech Sprints,'' as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). This information collection has not yet been assigned a control number by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). FHFA intends to submit the information collection to OMB for review and approval of a three- year control number.
Prior Approval for Enterprise Products
Document Number: 2022-27942
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-12-27
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or Agency) is adopting a final rule that establishes a process for the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) (collectively, the Enterprises) to provide advance notice to the FHFA Director before offering a new activity to the market and to obtain prior approval from the Director before offering a new product to the market.
2023-2024 Multifamily Enterprise Housing Goals
Document Number: 2022-27467
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-12-23
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or the Agency) is issuing a final rule on the multifamily housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) for 2023 and 2024. The Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 (the Safety and Soundness Act) requires FHFA to establish annual housing goals for mortgages purchased by the Enterprises. Under FHFA's existing housing goals regulation, the multifamily housing goals for the Enterprises include benchmark levels through the end of 2022 based on the total number of affordable units in multifamily properties financed by mortgage loans purchased by the Enterprise each year. This final rule amends the regulation to establish benchmark levels for the multifamily housing goals for 2023 and 2024 based on a new methodologythe percentage of affordable units in multifamily properties financed by mortgages purchased by the Enterprise each year.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-26707
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-12-08
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites public comments on an information collection titled the ``Affordable Housing Program,'' as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). FHFA intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the information collection (assigned control number 2590-0007 by OMB) for review and approval of a reinstatement of the control number, which has expired.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-26420
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-12-06
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is seeking public comments concerning an information collection known as the ``National Survey of Mortgage Originations'' (NSMO), which has been assigned control number 2590-0012 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). FHFA intends to submit the information collection to OMB for review and approval of a three-year extension of the control number, which is due to expire on June 30, 2023.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-25868
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-28
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is seeking public comments concerning an information collection known as ``Community Support Requirements,'' which has been assigned control number 2590-0005 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). FHFA intends to submit the information collection to OMB for review and approval of a three-year extension of the control number, which is due to expire on September 30, 2023.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-23828
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-02
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or Agency), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites public comments on a new information collection titled ``Tech Sprints,'' as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). This information collection has not yet been assigned a control number by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). FHFA intends to submit the information collection to OMB for review and approval of a three- year control number.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2022-22426
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-17
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, (Privacy Act), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or Agency) is establishing FHFA-29, ``OGC Matter Tracking and Reporting System'' (System) in order to collect information FHFA's Office of General Counsel (OGC) will use to track assignments, projects, and other deliverables.
Enterprise Duty To Serve Underserved Markets Amendments
Document Number: 2022-21404
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-10-05
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or Agency) is proposing to amend its Enterprise Duty to Serve Underserved Markets regulation to add a definition of ``colonia census tract,'' which would serve as a census tract-based proxy for a ``colonia,'' and to amend the definition of ``high-needs rural region'' in the regulation by substituting ``colonia census tract'' for ``colonia.'' The proposed rule would also revise the definition of ``rural area'' in the regulation to include all colonia census tracts regardless of their location. These changes would make activities by the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) (collectively, the Enterprises) in all colonia census tracts eligible for Duty to Serve credit. The intent of the changes is to facilitate the Enterprises' ability to operationalize their Duty to Serve activities and thereby help increase liquidity in these underserved communities.
Notice of Intent To Establish a Federal Advisory Committee on Affordable, Equitable, and Sustainable Housing
Document Number: 2022-18434
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-26
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has determined that it is necessary and in the public interest to establish a Federal Advisory Committee on Affordable, Equitable, and Sustainable Housing. A charter has been prepared and will be filed at least 15 days following the date of publication of this notice.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-17938
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-19
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or the Agency) is seeking public comments concerning an information collection known as ``Community Support Requirements,'' which has been assigned control number 2590-0005 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). FHFA intends to submit the information collection to OMB for review and approval of a three-year extension of the control number, which is due to expire on September 30, 2023.
2023-2024 Multifamily Enterprise Housing Goals
Document Number: 2022-17868
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-08-18
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or the Agency) is issuing a proposed rule with request for comments on the multifamily housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) for 2023 and 2024. The Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 (the Safety and Soundness Act) requires FHFA to establish annual housing goals for mortgages purchased by the Enterprises. Under FHFA's existing housing goals regulation, the multifamily housing goals for the Enterprises include benchmark levels through the end of 2022 based on the total number of affordable units in multifamily properties financed by mortgage loans purchased by the Enterprise each year. This proposed rule would amend the regulation to establish benchmark levels for the multifamily housing goals for 2023 and 2024 based on a new methodologythe percentage of affordable units in multifamily properties financed by mortgages purchased by the Enterprise each year.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2022-17756
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-18
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, (Privacy Act), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or Agency) is establishing FHFA-28, ``Government-Sponsored Enterprise Prospective Employee Directory'' (System) in order to collect information FHFA will use to evaluate prospective senior-level employees and executives for the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and any affiliate thereof and the Federal Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) and any affiliate thereof (collectively, the ``GSEs''), in carrying out the statutory authorities of the Director to oversee the prudential operations of each regulated entity.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-16855
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-05
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites public comments on an information collection titled the ``Affordable Housing Program,'' as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). FHFA intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the information collection (assigned control number 2590-0007 by OMB) for review and approval of a three-year extension and reinstatement of the control number, which has expired.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2022-06310
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, (Privacy Act), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or Agency) is proposing to modify the current FHFA system of records titled, ``FHFA-18, Reasonable Accommodation and Personal Assistance Services Information System'' (System) in order to collect information related to sincerely held religious beliefs, practices, or observances when necessary to evaluate requests for religious accommodations. FHFA is also publishing this revised system of records to reflect updates to the authorities and to expand the system's purpose, scope of categories of individuals, categories of records, and record source categories. FHFA is also proposing to modify certain routine uses, and make general and administrative updates to the remaining sections in the System.
Orders: Reporting by Regulated Entities of Stress Testing Results as of December 31, 2021; Summary Instructions and Guidance
Document Number: 2022-05437
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-16
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In this document, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) provides notice that it issued Orders, dated March 10, 2022, with respect to stress test reporting as of December 31, 2021, under section 165(i)(2) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), as amended by section 401 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCPA). Summary Instructions and Guidance accompanied the Orders to provide testing scenarios.
Enterprise Regulatory Capital Framework-Prescribed Leverage Buffer Amount and Credit Risk Transfer
Document Number: 2022-04529
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-16
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or the Agency) is adopting a final rule (final rule) that amends the Enterprise Regulatory Capital Framework (ERCF) by refining the prescribed leverage buffer amount (PLBA or leverage buffer) and credit risk transfer (CRT) securitization framework for the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac, and with Fannie Mae, each an Enterprise). The final rule also makes technical corrections to various provisions of the ERCF that was published on December 17, 2020.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-04439
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-03
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or the Agency) is seeking public comments concerning an information collection known as ``Advances to Housing Associates,'' which has been assigned control number 2590-0001 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). FHFA intends to submit the information collection to OMB for review and approval of a three-year extension of the control number, which is due to expire on June 30, 2022.
Rules of Practice and Procedure; Civil Money Penalty Inflation Adjustment
Document Number: 2022-00361
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is adopting this final rule amending its Rules of Practice and Procedure and other agency regulations to adjust each civil money penalty within its jurisdiction to account for inflation, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.
Notice of Annual Adjustment of the Cap on Average Total Assets That Defines Community Financial Institutions
Document Number: 2022-00197
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-10
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has adjusted the cap on average total assets that is used in determining whether a Federal Home Loan Bank (Bank) member qualifies as a ``community financial institution'' (CFI) to $1,323,000,000, based on the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers (CPI-U), as published by the Department of Labor (DOL). These changes took effect on January 1, 2022.
2022-2024 Single-Family and 2022 Multifamily Enterprise Housing Goals
Document Number: 2021-28168
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-28
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is issuing a final rule on the single-family housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) for 2022 through 2024, as well as the multifamily housing goals for 2022. The Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 (the Safety and Soundness Act) requires FHFA to establish annual housing goals for mortgages purchased by the Enterprises. The housing goals include separate categories for single-family and multifamily mortgages on housing that is affordable to low-income and very low-income families, among other categories. The final rule establishes the benchmark levels for each of the single- family housing goals and subgoals for 2022 through 2024. The final rule also replaces the low-income areas subgoal with separate area-based subgoals targeting the individual components of the low-income areas subgoal (minority census tracts and low-income census tracts). The final rule establishes the multifamily housing goals for 2022 only. For the small low-income multifamily subgoal, the final rule establishes separate benchmarks for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Finally, the final rule makes several technical changes to definitions and other provisions to conform the regulation to existing practice.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-28052
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-28
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is seeking public comments concerning an information collection known as the ``American Survey of Mortgage Borrowers,'' which has been assigned control number 2590-0015 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). FHFA intends to submit the information collection to OMB for review and approval of a three-year extension of the control number, which expired on March 31, 2021.
Capital Planning and Stress Capital Buffer Determination
Document Number: 2021-27589
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-27
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or the Agency) is proposing to require the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac, and with Fannie Mae, each an Enterprise) to submit annual capital plans to the Agency and provide prior notice for certain capital actions (the proposal or proposed rule). The Agency is also incorporating the determination of the stress capital buffer into the capital planning process. The requirements in this proposal are consistent with the regulatory framework for capital planning for large bank holding companies.
Credit Risk Retention-Notification of Determination of Review
Document Number: 2021-27561
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-20
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, Commission, FHFA, and HUD (the agencies) are providing notice of the determination of the results of the review of the definition of qualified residential mortgage, the community-focused residential mortgage exemption, and the exemption for qualifying three-to-four unit residential mortgage loans, in each case as currently set forth in the Credit Risk Retention Regulations (as defined below) as adopted by the agencies. After completing the review, the agencies have determined not to propose any change at this time to the definition of qualified residential mortgage, the community-focused residential mortgage exemption, or the exemption for qualifying three- to-four unit residential mortgage loans.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-25189
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-18
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, (Privacy Act), the Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of Inspector General (FHFA-OIG) is establishing FHFA-OIG-8, Public Health Emergency Records System, a system of records under the Privacy Act. This system of records maintains information collected in response to a public health emergency, such as a pandemic or epidemic, from contractors and visitors to FHFA-OIG facilities or FHFA-OIG- sponsored events, that is necessary to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. FHFA-OIG may collect these records in response to a health-related declaration of a national emergency by the President, a public health emergency declared by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary or designated federal official, or state or local authority. Even in the absence of a declaration of a health-related national emergency or public health emergency, FHFA-OIG may collect these records if it determines that a significant risk of substantial harm exists to the health of FHFA-OIG staff, contractors, and visitors to FHFA-OIG facilities or FHFA-OIG-sponsored events.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-25184
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-18
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, (Privacy Act), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or Agency) is establishing FHFA-26, Public Health Emergency Records System, a system of records under the Privacy Act. This system of records maintains information collected in response to a public health emergency, such as a pandemic or epidemic, from FHFA staff (including political appointees, employees, former employees, detailees, applicants for employment, and interns), contractors, and visitors to FHFA facilities or FHFA-sponsored events, that is necessary to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. FHFA may collect these records in response to a health-related declaration of a national emergency by the President, a public health emergency declared by the Health and Human Service (HHS) Secretary or designated federal official, or a public health emergency declared by a state or local authority. Even in the absence of a declaration of a health-related national emergency or public health emergency, FHFA may collect these records if it determines that a significant risk of substantial harm exists to the health of FHFA staff (as defined above), contractors, and visitors to FHFA facilities or FHFA-sponsored events.
Enterprise Regulatory Capital Framework-Public Disclosures for the Standardized Approach
Document Number: 2021-23780
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-03
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or the Agency) is seeking comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking (proposed rule) that would introduce new standardized approach disclosure requirements for the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac, and with Fannie Mae, each an Enterprise), including disclosures related to regulatory capital instruments and risk-weighted assets calculated under the Enterprise Regulatory Capital Framework (ERCF).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-23657
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or the Agency) is seeking public comments concerning an information collection known as ``Minimum Requirements for Appraisal Management Companies,'' which has been assigned control number 2590-0013 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). FHFA intends to submit the information collection to OMB for review and approval of a three-year extension of the control number, which is due to expire on October 31, 2021.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-21733
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-05
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or the Agency) is seeking public comments concerning an information collection known as ``Minority and Women Inclusion,'' which has been assigned control number 2590-0014 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). FHFA intends to submit the information collection to OMB for review and approval of a three-year extension of the control number, which is due to expire on October 31, 2021.
Enterprise Regulatory Capital Framework Rule-Prescribed Leverage Buffer Amount and Credit Risk Transfer
Document Number: 2021-20297
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-27
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or the Agency) is seeking comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking (proposed rule) that would amend the Enterprise Regulatory Capital Framework (ERCF) by refining the prescribed leverage buffer amount (PLBA or leverage buffer) and credit risk transfer (CRT) securitization framework for the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac, and with Fannie Mae, each an Enterprise). The proposed rule would also make technical corrections to various provisions of the ERCF that was published on December 17, 2020.
2022-2024 Enterprise Housing Goals
Document Number: 2021-18008
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-25
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is issuing a proposed rule with request for comments on the housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) for 2022 through 2024. The Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 (the Safety and Soundness Act) requires FHFA to establish annual housing goals for mortgages purchased by the Enterprises. The housing goals include separate categories for single-family and multifamily mortgages on housing that is affordable to low-income and very low- income families, among other categories. The existing housing goals for the Enterprises include benchmark levels through the end of 2021. This proposed rule would establish new benchmark levels for the housing goals and subgoals for 2022 through 2024. The proposed rule would also replace the low-income areas subgoal with separate area-based subgoals targeting the individual components of the low-income areas subgoal (minority census tracts and low-income census tracts). Finally, the proposed rule would make several technical changes to definitions and other provisions to conform the regulation to existing practice.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-17971
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-23
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or the Agency) is seeking public comments concerning an information collection known as ``Minimum Requirements for Appraisal Management Companies,'' which has been assigned control number 2590-0013 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). FHFA intends to submit the information collection to OMB for review and approval of a three-year extension of the control number, which is due to expire on October 31, 2021.
Credit Risk Retention-Notification of Extension of Review Period
Document Number: 2021-15424
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, Commission, FHFA, and HUD (the agencies) are providing notice of the extension of the period for the review, and publication of determination of the review, of the definition of qualified residential mortgage; the community-focused residential mortgage exemption; and the exemption for qualifying three-to-four unit residential mortgage loans, in each case as currently set forth in the Credit Risk Retention Regulations (as defined below) as adopted by the agencies.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-15091
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-15
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or the Agency) is seeking public comments concerning an information collection known as ``Minority and Women Inclusion,'' which has been assigned control number 2590-0014 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). FHFA intends to submit the information collection to OMB for review and approval of a three-year extension of the control number, which is due to expire on October 31, 2021.
Policy Statement on Fair Lending
Document Number: 2021-14438
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-09
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or agency) is issuing a policy statement on Fair Lending (Policy Statement) to communicate the agency's general position on monitoring and information gathering, supervisory examinations, and administrative enforcement related to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act, and is soliciting comments on its application.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-10771
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or the Agency) is seeking public comments concerning an information collection known as ``Federal Home Loan Bank Directors,'' which has been assigned control number 2590-0006 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). FHFA intends to submit the information collection to OMB for review and approval of a three-year extension of the control number, which expired on February 28, 2021.
Resolution Planning
Document Number: 2021-09287
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-04
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is publishing a final rule that requires Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to develop plans to facilitate their rapid and orderly resolution in the event FHFA is appointed receiver. A resolution planning rule is an important part of FHFA's ongoing effort to develop a robust prudential regulatory framework for the Enterprises, including capital, liquidity, and stress testing requirements, as well as enhanced supervision, which will be critical to FHFA's supervision of the Enterprises particularly in the event of an exit from conservatorship. Requiring the Enterprises to develop resolution plans would support FHFA's efforts as receiver for the Enterprises to, among other things, minimize disruption in the national housing finance markets by providing for the continued operation of an Enterprise's core business lines (CBLs) by a limited- life regulated entity (LLRE); ensure that private-sector investors in Enterprise securities, including Enterprise debt, stand to bear losses in accordance with the statutory priority of payments while minimizing unnecessary losses and costs to these investors. In addition, resolution planning will help foster market discipline in part through FHFA publication of ``public'' sections of Enterprise resolution plans.
Orders: Reporting by Regulated Entities of Stress Testing Results as of December 31, 2020; Summary Instructions and Guidance
Document Number: 2021-07345
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-09
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In this document, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) provides notice that it issued Orders, dated March 15, 2021, with respect to stress test reporting as of December 31, 2020, under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), as amended by the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCPA). Summary Instructions and Guidance accompanied the Orders to provide testing scenarios.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-04796
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-09
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-108 System of Records Notice template, FHFA-OIG gives notice of amendments and additions to the routine uses for FHFA-OIG's Privacy Act systems of records (SORs) and technical changes thereto, updates to system name, system location, categories of individuals covered by the system, categories of records in the system, purpose(s), retrievability, safeguards, retention and disposal, system manager(s) and address, notification procedures, record source categories, exemptions claimed for one or more of FHFA- OIG's existing systems of record, and the creation of a new Privacy Act SOR for the Office of Counsel. The six existing SORs are being re- published in their entirety to conform their formats to the Circular A- 108 SORN template. The amendments and additions to the existing systems and the new system are described in detail below.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-04316
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-03
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or the Agency) is seeking public comments concerning an information collection known as ``Federal Home Loan Bank Directors,'' which has been assigned control number 2590-0006 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). FHFA intends to submit the information collection to OMB for review and approval of a three-year extension of the control number, which is due to expire on February 28, 2021.
Federal Home Loan Bank Community Support Program-Opportunity To Comment on Members Subject To Review
Document Number: 2021-04119
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-01
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is announcing that FHFA will review all applicable Federal Home Loan Bank (Bank) members in 2021 under FHFA's community support requirements regulation. This Notice invites the public to comment on the community support performance of individual members.
Rules of Practice and Procedure; Civil Money Penalty Inflation Adjustment
Document Number: 2021-01576
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-29
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is adopting this final rule amending its Rules of Practice and Procedure and other agency regulations to adjust each civil money penalty within its jurisdiction to account for inflation, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.
Notice of Annual Adjustment of the Cap on Average Total Assets That Defines Community Financial Institutions
Document Number: 2021-01267
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-22
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has adjusted the cap on average total assets that is used in determining whether a Federal Home Loan Bank (Bank) member qualifies as a ``community financial institution'' (CFI) to $1,239,000,000, based on the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers (CPI-U), as published by the Department of Labor (DOL). These changes took effect on January 1, 2021.
Resolution Planning
Document Number: 2020-28812
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-01-08
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is seeking comment on a proposed rule that would require Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to develop plans to facilitate their rapid and orderly resolution in the event FHFA is appointed receiver. A resolution planning rule is an important part of FHFA's on-going effort to develop a robust prudential regulatory framework for the Enterprises, including capital, liquidity, and stress testing requirements, as well as enhanced oversight, which will be critical to FHFA supervision of the Enterprises after they exit the conservatorships. In addition, a resolution plan as proposed to be required would support FHFA if appointed as receiver to, among other things, minimize disruption in the national housing finance markets by providing for the continued operation of an Enterprise's core business lines by a limited-life regulated entity (LLRE); ensure that investors in mortgage-backed securities guaranteed by the Enterprises and in Enterprise unsecured debt bear losses in accordance with the priority of payments set out in the Safety and Soundness Act while minimizing unnecessary losses and costs to these investors; and, help foster market discipline in part through FHFA publication of ``public'' sections of Enterprise resolution plans.
Enterprise Liquidity Requirements
Document Number: 2020-28204
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-01-08
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) requests comment on a proposed rule that would implement four liquidity and funding requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises). The 2008 financial crisis demonstrated substantial weaknesses in the liquidity positions of the Enterprises. Liquidity and funding challenges were a significant contributing factor to establishment of the conservatorships in September 2008. The proposed rule builds on the improvements made to the U.S. banking supervision framework's regulation of institutions' liquidity requirements, and on experience since the 2008 financial crisis including with the more recent 2020 COVID-19-related financial market stress. FHFA believes that a robust Enterprise liquidity framework will improve market confidence in the Enterprises' ability to fulfill their mission and provide countercyclical support to housing finance markets in times of stress, while further minimizing the likelihood that they will need further taxpayer support. FHFA envisions that an appropriate framework would incent the Enterprises to build their liquidity portfolios in good times, so that it is available to be deployed as necessary in times of stress.
Enterprise Housing Goals
Document Number: 2020-28084
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-12-21
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is publishing an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) requesting public comment on a variety of questions related to potential changes to the regulation establishing housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (Enterprises). FHFA will consider public comments received on these questions in order to inform rulemaking that is planned for 2021 to establish single-family and multifamily housing goals benchmark levels for 2022 and beyond, and to make other changes to the Enterprise housing goals regulation, as appropriate.
2021 Enterprise Housing Goals
Document Number: 2020-28083
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-21
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is issuing a final rule on the 2021 housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises). The Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 (the Safety and Soundness Act) requires FHFA to establish annual housing goals for mortgages purchased by the Enterprises. The housing goals include separate categories for single- family and multifamily mortgages on housing that is affordable to low- income and very low-income families, among other categories. The final rule establishes benchmark levels for each of the housing goals for 2021.
Enterprise Regulatory Capital Framework
Document Number: 2020-25814
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-17
Agency: Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or the Agency) is adopting a final rule (final rule) that establishes risk-based and leverage capital requirements for the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac, and with Fannie Mae, each an Enterprise). The final rule also makes conforming amendments to definitions in FHFA's regulations governing assessments and minimum capital and removes the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight's (OFHEO) regulation on capital for the Enterprises.
Prior Approval for Enterprise Products
Document Number: 2020-23452
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-09
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or Agency) is seeking comment on a proposed rule to implement section 1321 of the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992, as amended by section 1123 of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. This proposed rule, if adopted, would replace a 2009 interim final rule that established a process for the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) (collectively, the Enterprises) to obtain prior approval from the FHFA Director for a new product and provide prior notice to the Director of a new activity.
2021 Enterprise Housing Goals
Document Number: 2020-15959
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-13
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is proposing a rule and seeking comments on proposed benchmark levels for the 2021 housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises). The housing goals apply to mortgages purchased by the Enterprises and include separate categories for single-family and multifamily housing that is affordable to low-income and very low-income families, among other categories. This proposed rule would establish benchmark levels for each of the housing goals for 2021.
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