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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Can Continue to Retain Earnings

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on January 15, 2021 0 Comments
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Can Continue to Retain Earnings

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury yesterday announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) can continue to retain earnings until they satisfy the requirements of the 2020 Enterprise capital rule. Under the 2020 final capital rule, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s combined risk-based capital requirements would have been $283 billion as of June 30, 2020.

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FHFA Announces New Capital Rules for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on November 18, 2020 0 Comments
FHFA Announces New Capital Rules for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today sent a final rule to the Federal Register that establishes a new regulatory capital framework for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises).

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FHFA Announces Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Multifamily Loans Purchase Caps for 2021

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance, Multifamily by on November 17, 2020 2 Comments
FHFA Announces Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Multifamily Loans Purchase Caps for 2021

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that the 2021 multifamily loan purchase caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will be $70 billion for each Enterprise. The cap structure allows the Enterprises to offer a combined total of $140 billion in support to the multifamily market.

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FHFA Extends Support for Borrowers Through Nov. 30

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response, Housing Finance by on October 19, 2020 0 Comments
FHFA Extends Support for Borrowers Through Nov. 30

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will extend several loan origination flexibilities until Nov. 30, 2020.

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Financial Stability Oversight Council Supports FHFA Capital Proposal

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on September 28, 2020 0 Comments
Financial Stability Oversight Council Supports FHFA Capital Proposal

The Financial Stability Oversight Council voted unanimously on Sept. 25 to support a resolution in favor of the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) re-proposed capital framework for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that was issued this spring. Created by the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, the Financial Stability Oversight Council is a committee responsible for monitoring the financial system in the United States.

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FHFA Further Extends Support for Borrowers

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response, Housing Finance by on September 24, 2020 0 Comments
FHFA Further Extends Support for Borrowers

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will extend buying qualified loans in forbearance and several loan origination flexibilities until Oct. 31, 2020. 

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Fannie, Freddie to Delay Mortgage Refinancing 0.5% Surcharge Until Dec. 1

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Housing Finance by on August 25, 2020 1 Comment
Fannie, Freddie to Delay Mortgage Refinancing 0.5% Surcharge Until Dec. 1

After strong opposition from NAHB and many other housing, consumer advocacy, and banking groups, the FHFA said today that it has ordered Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to delay until Dec. 1, 2020, the implementation of a new 0.5% surcharge on mortgage refinances.

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NAHB, Housing, Consumer Advocacy and Banking Groups Oppose Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Action to Raise Refinancing Costs

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Housing Finance by on August 13, 2020 4 Comments
NAHB, Housing, Consumer Advocacy and Banking Groups Oppose Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Action to Raise Refinancing Costs

In a move strongly opposed by NAHB, housing, consumer advocacy and banking groups, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced they will charge a 0.5% fee on refinance mortgages they purchase as of Sept. 1.

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FHFA Issues Housing Goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Filed in Housing Finance by on July 21, 2020 0 Comments
FHFA Issues Housing Goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has proposed its 2021 housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Due to the economic uncertainty related to the COVID-19 national pandemic, FHFA is proposing benchmarks for calendar year 2021 only, and those levels will remain the same as they were for 2018-2020. Once finalized, the proposed benchmark levels would extend those benchmarks that are currently set to expire on Dec. 31, 2020.

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FHFA and FHA Extend Foreclosure and Eviction Moratoriums Through August

Filed in Disaster Response, Economics, Housing Finance by on June 17, 2020 7 Comments
FHFA and FHA Extend Foreclosure and Eviction Moratoriums Through August

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will extend their moratorium on single-family foreclosures and evictions until at least Aug. 31, 2020.  The foreclosure and eviction moratorium applies to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac-backed single-family mortgages only. The Federal Housing Administration is also extending its foreclosure and eviction moratorium through the end of August for home owners with FHA-insured single-family mortgages.

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