Will Federal Control of Fannie and Freddie Ever End?

American Banker, Sept. 3, 2018–Hannah Long (subscription)
A decade later, nothing about the federal takeover of the mortgage giants seems temporary. It is the status quo. Efforts for comprehensive housing finance reform keep getting derailed, leaving many to wonder if it will take a disruptive event–a sudden change in political power, another crisis or something else–to force policymakers to set the GSEs on a permanent path forward.