Articles Tagged with ''Conservatorship''

FHFA head says Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can be released without Congressional consent

Trump administration may forego legislative solution
Bloomberg report: "Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s new overseer said the mortgage giants can be freed from government control even if Congress doesn’t pass a housing-finance overhaul, while signaling that lawmakers will get 'more than sufficient time' to come up with a plan of their own."
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Watt out: OCC’s Otting officially takes over as FHFA director

Otting will serve as interim director until Senate votes on Calabria
Mel Watt’s time as the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency is officially over. Watt became the first Senate-confirmed director of the FHFA back in 2014, and led the FHFA for five years, but his term as FHFA director ended on Jan. 6, 2019. Here's a look back at Watt's time at the FHFA and a look ahead at what's next.
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Bloomberg article targets one of Fannie and Freddie's biggest naysayers

Josh Rosner's beef with IRS grabs some media attention
According to Robert Schmidt, reporting for Bloomberg, vocal GSE critic Josh Rosner, who successfully runs a financial services business, is claiming financial disability is responsible for him not filing taxes accordingly. And now, Rosner wants his refund but the IRS is saying, "not so fast, loudmouth."
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Fannie Mae CEO Tim Mayopoulos: Conservatorship has been very successful

On his last day as CEO, Mayopoulos looks back and looks ahead
Despite other prominent housing figures stating earlier that morning that the GSE conservatorship is unstable and undesirable, Fannie Mae CEO Tim Mayopoulos complimented the government on its decision to bail out the companies and place them in conservatorship for 10 years. "Conservatorship has been very successful," Mayopoulos said. "What the government did worked quite well."
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Hensarling’s Hail Mary: Top Republican unveils sweeping bipartisan housing finance reform bill

Would wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, elevate Ginnie Mae
It’s now officially been 10 years since the government took Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into conservatorship. And in that decade, an uneasy status quo has developed with Fannie and Freddie dominating the housing finance system, despite their limited capital bases and unresolved position as wards of the federal government. But if House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling has anything to say about it in his final days in office, all of that uncertainty will soon be resolved.
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Top housing groups push Trump administration, Congress to enact permanent GSE reform

Housing industry’s biggest acronyms want formalized, stable changes
With the 10-year anniversary of the government taking Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into conservatorship nigh upon us, a coalition of the housing industry’s largest trade groups, affordable housing advocates, and others is calling on the Trump administration and Congress to enact permanent reforms to the government-sponsored enterprises.
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Housing finance reform should fix what’s broken

What does housing finance reform look like?
[Expert commentary] Nearly 10 years after Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were placed into conservatorship, housing finance reform remains the single largest piece of unfinished business of the housing crisis. The failure of Fannie and Freddie, the taxpayer bailout and repayment that followed, and their unresolved conservatorship continue to demand final resolution, even if Congress does not.
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