GSE Reform “Last Big Piece of Unfinished Business” from Great Recession

The Washington Post, which noted that September 6th marks 9 years since the Federal government took over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, writes that reforming the GSEs remains the last critical piece of legislation stemming from the financial crisis. The article states that continuing uncertainty over the future of mortgage finance remains a drag on the market, and that despite improvements while under Conservatorship—including the GSEs' credit risk transfer programs—legislation is needed to address the systemic issues associated with privatizing gains and socializing losses associated with the old GSE model.
SFIG has and will continue to advocate for holistic housing finance reform, including an appropriate role for government support, transparent and equitable regulatory treatment, and a return to the historical balance of funding between agency MBS (including CRT), whole loan funding, and PLS. To participate in SFIG's GSE Reform Task Force, please email

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