Ginnie Mae on Wednesday said it will take on a larger role in HUD’s efforts to fight rising housing costs and boost housing supply, releasing a Fact Sheet outlining its efforts to drive liquidity toward equitable and affordable housing.
Urban multifamily rental demand is improving as pandemic restrictions are lifted and workers return to offices, but a full recovery could take longer than prior recoveries, reported Fitch Ratings, New York.
This year’s industry developments are dominated by the pandemic as well as associated social, political and economic impacts. Given this backdrop and the continued role of the GSEs in financing multifamily throughout market ups and downs, MBA NewsLink talked with Fannie Mae’s Kim Betancourt to get perspective on trends and what to watch as the multifamily market continues to evolve.
Okay, just to recap: So far in 2020, we’ve had the COVID-19 pandemic; partial collapse of the U.S. economy; no spring home buying season; dam breaches in Michigan; one of the busiest tornado seasons this decade; and, God help us, “murder hornets.” Now it’s June, and the official start of North American hurricane season.