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Housing: Federal Housing Finance Agency

Time to Make an Offer FHFA Can’t Refuse

The agency stands in the way of principal reductions by mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but the Treasury Department can fix that, writes John Griffith.

By John Griffith | Thursday, August 2, 2012

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Public Proposals for the Future of the Housing Finance System

Senior Fellow Janneke Ratcliffe testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

By Janneke Ratcliffe | Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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Essential Elements of Housing Finance Reform

Julia Gordon, Director of Housing Finance and Policy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee about housing finance reform.

By Julia Gordon | Thursday, September 12, 2013

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Building a New Infrastructure for the Secondary Mortgage Market

CAP’s Mortgage Finance Working Group offers suggestions to the Federal Housing Finance Agency to bring liquidity, stability, transparency, and private capital into the secondary mortgage market and ensure that borrowers have access to safe, sustainable, and affordable mortgage products.

By the Mortgage Finance Working Group | Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Sharing the Pain and Gain in the Housing Market

book_alt2 icon Report John Griffith and Jordan Eizenga explain why Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency should embrace a targeted principal-reduction program for certain deeply underwater loans it owns or guarantees.

By John Griffith and Jordan Eizenga | Thursday, March 29, 2012

Inching Toward Principal Write-Downs at Fannie and Freddie

New data from the firms’ regulator confirms that principal reductions can be good business practice, write John Griffith and Daniel Molitor.

By John Griffith and Daniel Molitor | Thursday, April 19, 2012