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Here We Go Again on Housing Reform. Is This Time Any Different?
Friday, February 1, 2019
There was a flurry of rumors and a bit of a bull market around the Freddie
Mac and Fannie Mae stock a few weeks ago after Federal Housing Finance Agency
(FHFA) acting director Joseph Otting told FHFA staff that the agency would soon
announce plans to remove the Freddie and Fannie (the GSEs) from conservatorship.
It has been crickets since except for a recent statement from the White House that
it would be releasing a comprehensive framework for housing finance reform "shortly,"
but that no decisions had been made regarding its substance.
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