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Federal Housing Administration
Overview
 

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is the largest mortgage insurer in the world with an active insurance portfolio of over $1.3 trillion. Each year, FHA helps more than a million homebuyers achieve the dream of sustainable, affordable homeownership of single family homes, while our insurance programs for multifamily properties support the availability of over 300,000 affordable rental units, including those for seniors and people with disabilities. FHA's healthcare insurance programs facilitate access to hospital medical care and assisted living in hundreds of communities across the country.

Part of HUD's Office of Housing, FHA operates as a self-funded entity, obtaining capital to operate its programs from the mortgage insurance premiums it receives from lenders that participate in its programs.

Largest Insurer FHA