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Management Report: Opportunities for Improvements in FHFA's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-10-587R: Published: Jun 3, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 2010.
In November 2009, we issued our opinion on the fiscal year 2009 financial statements of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Our report also included our opinion on the effectiveness of FHFA's internal control over financial reporting as of September 30, 2009, and our evaluation of FHFA's compliance with provisions of selected laws and regulations for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009...
Financial Audit: Federal Housing Finance Agency's Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Statements
GAO-10-218: Published: Nov 16, 2009. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 2009.
The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) created the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and gave it responsibility for, among other things, the supervision and oversight of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the 12 federal home loan banks. Specifically, FHFA was assigned responsibility for ensuring that each of the regulated entities operates in a fiscally safe and sound manner, including...
Housing Government-Sponsored Enterprises: A Single Regulator Will Better Ensure Safety and Soundness and Mission Achievement
GAO-08-563T: Published: Mar 6, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2008.
The housing government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs)--Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Bank System (FHLBank System), play a critical role in the nation's housing finance system. However, concerns exist that the fragmented federal oversight structure for the GSEs is not well positioned to help ensure that they operate in a safe and sound manner and fulfill their housing missions. T...
Housing Government-Sponsored Enterprises: A New Oversight Structure Is Needed
GAO-05-576T: Published: Apr 21, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 2005.
Serious concerns exist regarding the risk management practices and the federal oversight of the housing government-sponsored enterprises (GSE)--Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Bank System (FHLBank System), which had combined obligations of $4.6 trillion as of year-end 2003. In 2003, Freddie Mac disclosed significant accounting irregularities. In 2004, the Office of Federal Housi...
OFHEO's Risk-Based Capital Stress Test: Incorporating New Business Is Not Advisable
GAO-02-521: Published: Jun 28, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2002.
GAO reviewed whether the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) should incorporate new business assumptions into the stress test used to establish risk-based capital requirements. The stress test is designed to estimate, for a 10-year period, how much capital the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) would be...
Federal Home Loan Bank System: Establishment of a New Capital Structure
GAO-01-873: Published: Jul 20, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2001.
The Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLBank) System is establishing a new capital structure that, if properly implemented, is likely to be an improvement over the historic structure. Capital will become more permanent, and new risk-based and leverage capital requirements will also be implemented. The new capital structure has the potential to address the risks associated with advances as well as the direc...
Government-Sponsored Enterprises: Creation of a Single Housing GSE Regulator
T-GGD-00-200: Published: Sep 12, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the regulation of the housing government-sponsored enterprises (GSE).GAO noted that: (1) GAO supports a single housing GSE regulator for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Bank System; (2) selecting a stand-alone agency with a governing board would better ensure the independence and prominence of the regulator and allow it to act i...
Housing Enterprises: The Roles of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the U.S. Housing Finance System
T-GGD-00-182: Published: Jul 25, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the roles of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the U.S. housing finance system, focusing on: (1) the benefits and costs of the enterprises' housing finance activities; (2) federal efforts to ensure the enterprises' safety and soundness; and (3) federal efforts to ensure that the enterprises promote home ownership opportunities for all Americans.GAO no...
FHA Loan Limits: Finance Board Data Are a Reasonable Source of Home Sales Prices
RCED-99-78: Published: Mar 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on housing prices from sources other than the Federal Housing Finance Board, focusing on: (1) comparing data on house prices from the Finance Board with data the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) collects to measure house price changes; (2) views of officials of the agen...
Federal Housing Enterprises: Operations of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight
T-GGD-98-25: Published: Oct 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the operations of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) and the status of OFHEO's efforts to fulfill its mission of helping to ensure the safety and soundness of the two largest government-sponsored enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.GAO noted that: (1) OFHEO has not fully implemented its statutory safety and soundness re...