Federal Housing Finance Agency May 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-12400
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is seeking public comments concerning a currently approved information collection known as ``Community Support Requirements,'' which has been assigned control number 2590-0005 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The 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, 2009.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-12401
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-28
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is seeking public comments concerning a currently approved information collection known as ``Federal Home Loan Bank Acquired Member Assets, Core Mission Activities, Investments and Advances,'' which has been assigned control 2590-0008 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The 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 August 31, 2009.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-12398
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-28
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is submitting the information collection entitled ``Advances to Housing Associates'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of a three year extension of OMB control number 2590-0001, which is due to expire on June 30, 2009.
Privacy Act Implementation
Document Number: E9-11330
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-15
Agency: Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Board, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is proposing a regulation providing the procedures and guidelines under which it will implement the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. The proposed regulation describes the policies and procedures whereby individuals may obtain notification of whether an FHFA system of records contains information about the individual and, if so, how to access or amend a record under the Privacy Act. Upon adoption of this regulation the Privacy Act regulations of the Federal Housing Finance Board and the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, will be removed.
Federal Home Loan Bank Membership for Community Development Financial Institutions
Document Number: E9-11329
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-15
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency, Federal Housing Finance Board, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the requirements of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act (Bank Act), as amended by section 1206 of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) proposes to amend its membership regulations to authorize non-federally insured, CDFI Fund-certified community development financial institutions (CDFIs) to become members of a Federal Home Loan Bank (Bank). The newly eligible CDFIs include community development loan funds, venture capital funds and state-chartered credit unions without federal insurance. This notice of proposed rulemaking sets out the eligibility and procedural requirements for CDFIs that wish to become members of a Bank.
2009 Enterprise Transition Affordable Housing Goals
Document Number: E9-9994
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-01
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
Section 1128(b) of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) transferred the authority to establish, monitor and enforce the affordable housing goals for the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) (collectively, Enterprises) from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Section 1128(b) further provides that the annual housing goals in effect for 2008 as established by HUD shall remain in effect for 2009, except that the Director of FHFA shall review such goals to determine their feasibility given current market conditions, and make appropriate adjustments consistent with such market conditions. Pursuant to this directive, FHFA has analyzed current market conditions and is issuing and seeking comments on a proposed rule that would adjust the affordable housing goal and home purchase subgoal levels for the Enterprises for 2009. The proposed rule would also permit loans owned or guaranteed by an Enterprise that are modified in accordance with the Administration's Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan announced on March 4, 2009, to be treated as mortgage purchases and count for purposes of the housing goals. In addition, the proposed rule would exclude purchases of jumbo conforming loans from counting towards the 2009 housing goals. FHFA's housing goals regulation would be set forth in new part 1282 of FHFA's regulations, and would be generally consistent with the housing goals provisions previously established by HUD in 24 CFR part 81, except as modified herein. Pursuant to section 1302 of HERA and 12 U.S.C. 4603, to the extent FHFA is adopting provisions from part 81 in new part 1282, those provisions in part 81 will no longer be in effect.
Federal Home Loan Bank Members Selected for Community Support Review
Document Number: E9-10011
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-01
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is announcing the Federal Home Loan Bank (Bank) members it has selected for the 2008-09 fifth quarter review cycle under the FHFA's community support requirements regulation. This notice also prescribes the deadline by which Bank members selected for review must submit Community Support Statements to FHFA.