Housing finance reform

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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Regulator predicts delay in GSE capital rule due to pandemic

03/18/20

FHFA Director Mark Calabria said the health crisis will complicate the release of a proposal establishing new capital requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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GSEs may be freed with Treasury backstop, Mnuchin says

02/21/20

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are expected to retain “limited and tailored government support” after they are released from U.S. control, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a letter to lawmakers.

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FHFA redefining itself ahead of GSE overhaul

02/03/20

With policymakers focused on ending Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s conservatorship, their regulator is reorganizing key units and adding staff to position itself for the long term.

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