Federal Housing Finance Agency. HARP Being Re-Evaluated. The Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Obama administration are working together to take another look at the current Home Affordable Refinance Program to see if they can conjure up ways to extend the benefits of this refinance product to more borrowers. FHFA is carefully reviewing the mechanics of the HARP program to identify possible enhancements that would reduce barriers for borrowers already otherwise eligible to refinance using HARP, said Edward DeMarco, the agencys acting director. If there are frictions associated with the origination of HARP loans that can be eased while still achieving the program's intent of assisting borrowers and reducing credit risk for [Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac], we will seek to do so. Most creditworthy borrowers outside of the HARP program parameters and with positive equity should be able to refinance their mortgage through normal market mechanisms, he added. Indeed, since HARPs inception [Fannie and Freddie] have completed more than 1 million streamlined refinances outside of HARP and nearly 7 million standard rate and term refinances.