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Fannie, Freddie, FHA Extend Single-Family Eviction Moratorium Through Sept. 30

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Fannie, Freddie, FHA Extend Single-Family Eviction Moratorium Through Sept. 30

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are extending the moratorium on single-family real estate owned (REO) evictions until Sept. 30, 2021. The REO eviction moratorium applies to properties that have been acquired by an Enterprise through foreclosure or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure transactions.

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To Help Borrowers, FHFA Eliminates Adverse Market Refinance Fee

To Help Borrowers, FHFA Eliminates Adverse Market Refinance Fee

In a move to ease costs for borrowers who refinance, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will eliminate the Adverse Market Refinance Fee for loan deliveries effective Aug. 1, 2021.

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FHFA Issues Policy Statement on Fair Lending

Filed in Housing Finance by on July 1, 2021 0 Comments
FHFA Issues Policy Statement on Fair Lending

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today issued a policy statement on fair lending that communicates FHFA’s fair lending expectations for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks and outlines FHFA’s fair lending oversight and enforcement to ensure compliance with the law.

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Biden Replaces FHFA Director Following Supreme Court Ruling

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on June 23, 2021 2 Comments
Biden Replaces FHFA Director Following Supreme Court Ruling

President Biden moved quickly to replace Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mark Calabria after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the FHFA director can be removed at will. This evening he named Sandra  L. Thompson as Acting Director of FHFA.

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FHFA Extends COVID-19 Multifamily Forbearance Through Sept. 30, 2021

FHFA Extends COVID-19 Multifamily Forbearance Through Sept. 30, 2021

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced today that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will continue to offer COVID-19 forbearance to qualifying multifamily property owners through Sept. 30, 2021, subject to the continued tenant protections FHFA has imposed during the pandemic. The programs were set to expire June 30.

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FHFA Seeks Input on Eligibility Requirements for Short-Term Rental Units

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance, Multifamily by on May 7, 2021 0 Comments
FHFA Seeks Input on Eligibility Requirements for Short-Term Rental Units

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) yesterday issued a Request for Input on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s eligibility requirements for mortgages in condominium, cooperative, and planned unit development projects where a large portion of units are offered for short-term rental (30 days or less) or are used primarily for the purpose of vacation or recreational lodging.

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FHFA Authorizes More than $1 Billion for Affordable Housing Funds

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FHFA Authorizes More than $1 Billion for Affordable Housing Funds

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today a $1.09 billion disbursement for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac affordable housing allocations for 2020. This is the largest amount ever disbursed and more than double what was provided last year.

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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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