Regulatory Affairs Resources

The activities of the federal agencies and departments of the United States government permeate the business of real estate in a variety of ways. Whether the activity is issuing formal rules, pursuing an enforcement action, or engaging in industry supervision, the buying and selling of real estate is impacted by the actions of more than 25 federal and independent agencies and departments. NAR tracks the activity of these agencies, focusing exclusively on issues affecting REALTORS®, their businesses, and their clients. In addition to being experts on matters ranging from banking regulation to environmental concerns, NAR staff also manage relationships with the agencies to ensure NAR member priorities are always carefully considered. A list of agencies pertinent to REALTORS® can be found at

Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)

FHFA is the federal regulator charged with assuring safe and sound operation of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks. These entities provide crucial support for the housing and mortgage markets.
Director, Federal Banking, Lending and Housing Finance Policy
Federal Policy & Industry Relations
Senior Policy Representative, Financial Services
Federal Policy & Industry Relations