Another Week for Record Unemployment Claims

The Labor Department yesterday reported a record 6.648 million Americans filed initial unemployment insurance claims last week, smashing the previous record set the previous week.

For 3.3 Million Americans, Coronavirus Economy Just Got Real

The Labor Department on Thursday said unemployment claims skyrocketed to 3.3 million—the first real indicator of just how potentially devastating the economic effects of the coronavirus can be at the personal and national levels.

FHFA: More Than 4.4 Million Homeowners Helped Since Conservatorship

The Federal Housing Finance Agency released its fourth quarter 2019 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report, which shows Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac completed 25,930 foreclosure prevention actions, bringing to 4.407 million the number of troubled homeowners who have been helped during conservatorships.

FHFA Moves to Provide Eviction Suspension Relief for Renters

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will offer multifamily property owners mortgage forbearance if they suspend all evictions for renters unable to pay rent due to coronavirus, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced Monday.

FHFA Authorizes GSEs to Support Additional Liquidity in Secondary Mortgage Market; Provide Flexibility in Appraisals, Employment Verifications

The Federal Housing Finance Agency yesterday issued two directives to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac—one to enter into additional dollar roll transactions to provide mortgage-backed securities investors with short-term financing of their positions; and the other to provide alternative flexibilities to satisfy appraisal requirements and employment verification requirements.

FHFA Authorizes GSEs to Support Additional Liquidity in Secondary Mortgage Market; Provide Flexibility in Appraisals, Employment Verifications

The Federal Housing Finance Agency this morning issued two directives to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac—one to enter into additional dollar roll transactions to provide mortgage-backed securities investors with short-term financing of their positions; and the other to provide alternative flexibilities to satisfy appraisal requirements and employment verification requirements.