365Oct 28, 2013
Government and Housing Finance Market
Panelists assessed the role of the federal government in the housing finance market. They discussed various recommendations for the next steps five years after Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were ...
435Sep 29, 2010
Future of Home Mortgage Finance
Witnesses spoke about replacing government-backed mortgage holding companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with private companies that would receive minimal government support. Among the topics ...
1,221Aug 17, 2010
Role of Government in Housing Finance
The Departments of the Treasury and Housing and Urban Development co-sponsored a conference on the future of housing finance in anticipation of a comprehensive proposal for new regulations to ...
1,133Jun 24, 2010
Loan service executives testified on foreclosure prevention efforts, focusing on the implementation of the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP).
1,075Apr 13, 2010
Bank executives testified about second liens and other barriers to principal reduction as an effective foreclosure mitigation program. Among the issues addressed were the effectiveness of ...
64Nov 11, 2008
The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which took control of mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in September 2008, announced new plans to streamline the process of modifying loans ...
74Dec 6, 2007
Mortgage Proposal Reaction
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson talked about the subprime mortgage crisis. He talked about the governmental interests in the development of a market-based solution. He said that mortgage ...
44Oct 10, 2007
Assistance for Homeowners
Secretaries Paulson and Jackson and others talked with reporters about new steps for helping homeowners avoid foreclosure. Topics included the turmoil in the mortgage market, falling house ...