Inside Washington

March 9, 2016

WASHINGTON (3/9/16)--The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) issued a progress report this week summarizing the activities Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took in 2015 to further the FHFA’s three stated strategic objectives as conservator: maintain, reduce, and build. Announcing the report, the FHFA said it details efforts to counter the restrained access to credit for credit-worthy borrowers, help financially struggling borrowers and hardest-hit communities avoid or mitigate the impact of foreclosures, and support affordable multifamily lending. It also describes Fannie's and Freddie's credit-risk transfer programs and other activities meant to increase the role of private capital in the secondary mortgage market. The FHFA welcomes public input on its report via email to