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News stories about Housing finance reform

Dec 24, 2018  12:25 ET
Blog: GSE reform is coming with or without Congress
There was a hearing last week on Capitol Hill about housing-finance reform and the future of government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This was notable not because anything ...
Nov 19, 2018  13:20 ET
Bipartisanship has a shot in the new Congress
The midterm elections earlier this month produced a widely predicted shakeup in Washington, with Democrats winning back the U.S. House of Representatives and Republicans retaining control of the Senat...
Jul 10, 2018  14:35 ET
GSE reform starts with a recapitalization plan
The White House last month called for revamping the nation's housing-finance market by privatizing government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and also creating several similar...
Feb 1, 2018  15:20 ET
GSE bill would expand competition and Ginnie Mae
A housing-finance reform bill now pending in the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs proposes to create a system where multiple entities are allowed to compete against each oth...
Jan 31, 2018  11:05 ET
Blog: Treasury's Mnuchin talks GSE reform
In testimony this week before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reaffirmed the Trump administration’s preference for Congress to ena...
Oct 27, 2017  13:55 ET
MBA president: GSE reform is within reach
At the end of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) national convention held in Denver this week, President David Stevens made a surprise announcement that he would retire effective Sept. 30, 2018...
Jul 17, 2017  12:10 ET
Opinion: MBA’s reform plan works
By James S. MacLeod At long last the debate over housing-finance reform has begun in earnest, and it appears that industry participants are trying to make this a debate over what size len...
May 18, 2017  14:05 ET
Mnuchin: A GSE reform plan will come this year
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Thursday said the Trump administration will soon weigh in on reform of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In...
Jan 31, 2017  15:30 ET
MBA unveils plan for housing-finance reform
The nation’s largest mortgage trade group unveiled a vision of a future housing-finance system that would turn Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into private utilities and secure most mortgage-backed bonds...
Dec 6, 2016  11:00 ET
MBA's Stevens: Don't overreact to Trump official
The president of the nation’s largest mortgage banking trade group said that the industry shouldn’t overreact to recent statements by Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin that the Trump admi...
Sep 12, 2016  14:35 ET
MBA's Stevens pushes for housing-director post
Mortgage Bankers Association President David Stevens has made another pitch for the creation of a cabinet-level post to guide housing policy in the next administration. “I feel we are on ...
Nov 4, 2015  13:20 ET
Former Ginnie Mae CEO says 'the status quo' will trump GSE reform
The former top gun for Ginnie Mae said this week that the Obama Administration’s unwillingness to take Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac out of conservatorship is part of a “deliberate strategy,” and he al...
Sep 18, 2015  11:50 ET
Senators introduce bill to prevent GSE g-fee raids
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced a bill this week that would prevent Congress from redirecting the guarantee fees, or g-fees, collected by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to other governmen...

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