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Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)

CAI is working to ensure that residents of community associations have access to fair and affordable mortgages through our engagement with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). FHFA was established by Congress to oversee Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks following the financial crisis of 2008.

One of FHFA’s first regulatory efforts was a proposal to prohibit Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac or any Federal Home Loan Banks from buying mortgages for properties that have deed provisions that require a transfer fee to be paid at the time of sale. Such transfer fees are commonly used by community associations to fund reserves and other operations in a community. Had the FHFA proposal been adopted, up to 11 million homes in community associations would be unable to qualify for most mortgage products.

Federal Home Loan Bank Act

The Federal Home Loan Bank Act contains information regarding the eligibility for a home loan and other relevant information.

Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992

The Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 amends the Federal Home Loan Bank Act to provide for financial safety and soundness of the Federal Home Loan Banks. 

Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008

The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 established the Federal Housing Finance Agency.  This act was enacted in response to the housing and mortgage crisis of 2008, and strengthened regulations on the government sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Regulations, Notices, Public Comments and Input

Listed are all FHFA proposed rules, final rules, and notices published in the Federal Register, including those from predecessor agencies, OFHEO (1995 forward) and FHFB (2003 forward).

FOIA Reading Room – Advisory Bulletins

The Federal Housing Finance Agency Advisory Bulletins are staff documents through which the Office of Supervision provides guidance to the Federal Home Loan Banks regarding particular supervisory issues. Although an Advisory Bulletin does not have the force of a regulation or an order, it does reflect the position of the Office of Supervision on the particular issue.

 

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