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Experts from the US, Europe, Canada, and Asia will address efforts to moderate housing cycles using countercyclical lending policies.
As wards of the government, Fannie and Freddie became even more dominant in the mortgage market than they had been before. Almost everybody agrees that they should neither stay in government conservatorship nor return to their former GSE status. But how do we get off the tiger?
Bringing private capital back to fund mortgages and take on credit risk is an essential element of housing finance reform, particularly with respect to reform of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Congress should recognize that for the past 37 years the Federal Housing Administration has been the foreclosure leader, betraying its original mission of insuring sustainable loans to first-time and low-income borrowers.
President Obama is set to make a key staffing announcement today that will have major reverberations for the US housing market.
The hedge-fund lobby proposes to “privatize” Fannie and Freddie by converting the US Treasury’s 79.99% preferred stock interest to common stock and eventually float the sale of the common with an initial public offering. The lure is a big budget payoff.
A recent New York Times article entitled “Down Payment Rules Are at Heart of Mortgage Debate” reported that “lenders and consumer advocates are cautioning against down payment requirements.”
Join us for a discussion of the history and future of federal and state alcohol regulation and competition, followed by a reception with beer, wine, and spirits.
Join education scholars and practitioners for a discussion about the latest NCLB research and its implications for future education policy.
What shared commitments do we have as citizens and neighbors to care for one another? How can a proper ordering of America’s political economy enable the most people to have the best life? At this event, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), a longtime champion of human rights causes, and AEI President Arthur Brooks will join Wallis in addressing these and other questions.