The Federal Housing Finance Agency will extend, from Dec. 19 to Jan. 21, 2020, the deadline for interested parties to provide input on potential changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Uniform Mortgage-Backed Security pooling practices.
Last Friday, MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, attended a White House meeting chaired by HUD Secretary Ben Carson and attended by other senior administration officials and key industry stakeholders to discuss housing affordability. And on Monday, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced it is seeking comment on pooling practices for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the Uniform Mortgage-Backed Securities market.
AUSTIN, TEXAS–HUD and the Department of Justice today signed a memorandum of understanding outlining “prudent” guidance for False Claims Act violations, a move that analysts said could help eliminate uncertainty in FHA lending and provide incentives for private market lending in government lending programs.
This past Tuesday, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing, The End of Affordable Housing? A Review of the Trump Administration’s Plans to Change Housing Finance in America, with testimony provided by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, HUD Secretary Ben Carson and FHFA Director Mark Calabria.