Federal Housing Finance Agency 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-27629
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
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 December 31, 2017.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: 2017-24727
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-15
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) gives notice of a new proposed Privacy Act system of records. The new proposed system is: Applicant Tracking System (FHFA-25). The Applicant Tracking System will be used by FHFA to post and publicize mission critical occupation job openings using FHFA's authority to hire examiners, accountants, economists, and specialists in financial markets and in technology. The System will be used to receive, store, and process resumes, applications, curriculum vitaes, and similar documents received in response to mission critical occupation job openings, and recruiting and outreach events. In addition, the System will be used to track applicants for such positions.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-22014
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-12
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 December 31, 2017.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-16042
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-31
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 the ``Monthly Survey of Rates and Terms on Conventional 1- Family Nonfarm Mortgage Loans (MIRS),'' which has been assigned control number 2590-0004 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 July 31, 2017.
Minority and Women Inclusion Amendments
Document Number: 2017-15075
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-25
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) amended the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 (Safety and Soundness Act) to require the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) (together, the Enterprises), and the Federal Home Loan Banks (Banks or Bank System) and the Bank System's Office of Finance (collectively, the regulated entities) to promote diversity and ensure the inclusion of minorities and women in all business and activities at all levels, including management, employment, and contracting. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is issuing this final rule amending its regulations on minority and women inclusion (MWI) to clarify the scope of the regulated entities' obligation. The final rule requires the regulated entities to: Adopt strategic plans to promote the inclusion of minorities-, women-, and disabled individuals, and the businesses they own (MWDOB); amend their policies on equal employment opportunity (EEO) to include sexual orientation, gender identity, and status as a parent; and enhance the usefulness of information the regulated entities report to FHFA on their efforts to advance diversity and inclusion (D&I).
2018-2020 Enterprise Housing Goals
Document Number: C1-2017-14039
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-07
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
2018-2020 Enterprise Housing Goals
Document Number: 2017-14286
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-07
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 2018 through 2020. 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 for each housing goal through the end of 2017. This proposed rule would establish benchmark levels for each of the housing goals and subgoals for 2018 through 2020. In addition, the proposed rule would make a number of clarifying and conforming changes, including revisions to the requirements for the housing plan that an Enterprise may be required to submit in response to a failure to achieve one or more of the housing goals.
2018-2020 Enterprise Housing Goals
Document Number: 2017-14039
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-05
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 2018 through 2020. 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 for each housing goal through the end of 2017. This proposed rule would establish benchmark levels for each of the housing goals and subgoals for 2018 through 2020. In addition, the proposed rule would make a number of clarifying and conforming changes, including revisions to the requirements for the housing plan that an Enterprise may be required to submit in response to a failure to achieve one or more of the housing goals.
Federal Home Loan Bank Capital Requirements
Document Number: 2017-13560
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-03
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Board, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is proposing to adopt, with amendments, the regulations of the Federal Housing Finance Board (Finance Board) pertaining to the capital requirements for the Federal Home Loan Banks (Banks). The proposed rule would carry over most of the existing regulations without material change, but would substantively revise the credit risk component of the risk-based capital requirement, as well as the limitations on extensions of unsecured credit. The principal revisions to those provisions would remove requirements that the Banks calculate credit risk capital charges and unsecured credit limits based on ratings issued by a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO), and would instead require that the Banks use their own internal rating methodology. The proposed rule also would revise the percentages used in the tables to calculate the credit risk capital charges for advances and non-mortgage assets. FHFA would retain the percentages used in the existing table to calculate the capital charges for mortgage-related assets, but intends to address the appropriate methodology for determining the credit risk capital charges for residential mortgage assets as part of a subsequent rulemaking.
Federal Home Loan Bank Membership for Non-Federally-Insured Credit Unions
Document Number: 2017-11207
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-05
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or Agency) is adopting a final rule revising its regulation governing Federal Home Loan Bank (Bank) membership to implement section 82001 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), which amended the Federal Home Loan Bank Act (Bank Act) to authorize certain credit unions without Federal share insurance to become Bank members. The rule also makes appropriate conforming changes to FHFA's regulation on Bank membership. The final rule is substantially the same as the proposed rule, but includes one revision intended to streamline the application process for credit unions applying for Bank membership pursuant to the FAST Act provision.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-10879
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-26
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 a new information collection known as ``Contractor Workforce Inclusion Good Faith Efforts.'' 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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-10728
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-25
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 the ``Monthly Survey of Rates and Terms on Conventional 1- Family Nonfarm Mortgage Loans (MIRS),'' which has been assigned control number 2590-0004 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 July 31, 2017.
Orders: Reporting by Regulated Entities of Stress Testing Results as of December 31, 2016; Summary Instructions and Guidance
Document Number: 2017-07519
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In this document, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) provides notice that it issued Orders, dated March 3, 2017, with respect to stress test reporting as of December 31, 2016, under section 165(i)(2) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). Summary Instructions and Guidance accompanied the Orders to provide testing scenarios.
Minority and Women Outreach Program
Document Number: 2017-05894
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is prescribing this final rule to establish its minority and women outreach program (MWOP), pursuant to the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA); the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 (Safety and Soundness Act); and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2008 (Dodd-Frank Act). This final rule also redesignates the current Minority and Women Inclusion (MWI) regulation (``Minority and Women Inclusion Final Rule,'' ``MWI Rule,'' or ``2010 Final Rule''), in the Code of Federal Regulations to subchapter B of FHFA's regulations.
Freedom of Information Act Implementation
Document Number: 2017-04910
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-15
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is issuing this interim final rule to amend its existing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulation. The amendments incorporate the requirements of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 by giving notice of the circumstances under which FHFA may extend the time limit for responding to a FOIA request due to unusual circumstance; notifying a requester of their right to seek dispute resolution services; affording a requester a minimum of 90 days to file an administrative appeal; and clarifying and updating the existing regulation.
Federal Home Loan Bank Community Support Program-Opportunity To Comment on Members Subject to Review
Document Number: 2017-03064
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-15
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reviews all applicable Federal Home Loan Bank (Bank) members every two years under FHFA's community support requirements regulation. FHFA is undertaking its review for the 2017 review cycle. This Notice invites the public to comment on the community support performance of individual members.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-00435
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-11
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or the Agency) is seeking public comments concerning the information collection known as ``Community Support Requirements,'' which was 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 reinstatement of the control number, which expired on February 29, 2016, for a period of three years.