Joint-Stock Company “The Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending” (hereinafter the Agency, AHML) was founded in 1997 pursuant to the Russian Government resolution. AHML is 100% owned by the state represented by the Federal Agency for Federal Property Management. The main ive of the Agency is to implement governmental programs for providing affordable housing and ensuring improvement of housing conditions for the population in compliance with the priority national project Affordable and Comfortable Housing for Russian Citizens. The goal of the Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending is to establish conditions so that all Russian citizens had equal opportunities for getting a mortgage loan, regardless of their social status, education, family composition, income, occupation, religion, place of residence or registration. A residential mortgage loan provided in accordance with AHML’s standards is available for all categories of people, is good value for money and easy to arrange. AHML pays particular attention to fostering the mortgage market in the regions where the level of per capita income is lower than the national average, and the housing and financial markets are underdeveloped. Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending was founded in September 1997 as a open joint-stock company. Russian Federation is the sole shareholde of the Agency. The main activity of the Agency is refinancing of the mortgage loans.