Housing finance reform

Groups urge FHFA to extend comment period on GSE capital plan

07/01/20

In a letter to Director Mark Calabria, 17 organizations requested an additional 60 days to weigh in on the proposal meant to strengthen Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's balance sheets post-conservatorship.

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GSEs hire Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase as financial advisers

06/15/20

As they prepare to exit government conservatorship, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have enlisted the investment banks to help them boost capital and evaluate market opportunities.

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GSE capital plan would make buying a home more expensive, critics say

06/08/20

The FHFA’s proposal is intended to strengthen Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but many experts warn that it could boost guarantee fees for lenders that they say may be passed on to borrowers.

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Will GSEs' record-high capital requirements scare investors away?

05/25/20

Some observers wonder if proposed regulatory targets for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will stoke concerns about low shareholder returns. But others suggest those fears are unfounded.

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FHFA plan would make GSEs hold banklike capital amounts

05/20/20

The much-anticipated proposal, which would not go into effect until after Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are privatized, reflects Director Mark Calabria’s aggressive efforts to get the companies on a strong financial footing.

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FHFA close to unveiling capital plan for privatized GSEs

05/19/20

Director Mark Calabria, who abandoned the Fannie and Freddie capital proposal written by his predecessor, said he expects a revised framework to be ready “very soon.”

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Fannie, Freddie seek bids from prospective financial advisers

05/18/20

The two mortgage giants said they would begin the process of hiring outside firms to help raise capital that will be needed to exit conservatorship.

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'We got out early and quickly': FHA chief details coronavirus response

04/23/20

The Federal Housing Administration has provided struggling homeowners with payment flexibility and explored other measures. At the same time, the agency is mindful of protecting itself against downside risks.

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One senator's plan for helping consumers weather coronavirus pandemic

04/14/20

Republicans balked at measures like an overdraft fee ban and interest rate cap in the recent stimulus bill, but Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, isn’t done trying to add such proposals to future relief packages.

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FHFA chief: Coronavirus-related delinquencies could outnumber subprime

04/01/20

Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria said a virus-induced financial crisis might give rise to more delinquencies and foreclosures than the 2007 subprime mortgage meltdown.

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