AGENCY EXPLAINERS

FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) oversees Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, 11 Federal Home Loan Banks, and the Office of Finance. Their mission is to ensure those groups are supporting and encouraging the housing finance markets by creating policies to protect tenants' rights. Learn more about the FHFA.

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CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

Coming soon!

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USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has jurisdiction to enact a variety of rural and farmworker rental and ownership housing programs. Learn more about the USDA's work on housing.

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TREASURY

The Treasury is responsible for stabilizing economic and mortgage crises, supporting tenants and landlords, and encouraging individual investment in housing and community development projects. Learn more about the Treasury's work on housing.

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HUD

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers most of the major publicly supported housing programs in the United States, including traditional public housing, Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV), and Project-Based Vouchers (PBV). Learn more about HUD.