Frequently Asked Questions about Freddie Mac
- What does Freddie Mac do?
- Does Freddie Mac make loans to consumers?
- How do I know if Freddie Mac owns my loan?
- How can I find information about Freddie Mac’s foreclosed properties?
- How is Freddie Mac helping to improve the housing finance system?
- Why is Freddie Mac in conservatorship?
- Who regulates Freddie Mac?
Freddie Mac was chartered by Congress in 1970 to keep money flowing to mortgage lenders in support of homeownership and rental housing. Our statutory mission is to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the U.S. housing market.
You can find out if Freddie Mac owns your loan by using our self-service loan look-up tool.
Freddie Mac is focused on building a better housing finance system by supporting the housing market daily, continuously improving our business, and innovating for the future. Over the last three years we have demonstrated continued progress in this work to build a profitable, sustainable business model that will meet the needs of the nation and all the communities we serve in the years to come. See how we're moving housing forward.
In September 2008, Freddie Mac was placed into conservatorship in order to help restore confidence in the company, enhance our capacity to fulfill our mission and mitigate the systemic risk that contributed directly to the current instability in the market.
The company is regulated by the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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