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FHFA Releases New Strategic Plan and Scorecard for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

​​​Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released a new Strategic Plan for the Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and a new 2020 Scorecard for Fannie...

Housing Finance Agencies strengthened by strong demand

Through Oct. 24, single-family issuance totaled $11.55 billion, up from $10.9 billion in calendar 2018, while multifamily issuances came to $6.36 billion, below the 2018 total of $6.8 billion, the...

HUD Releases Evaluation of Rental Assistance Demonstration

WASHINGTON - In 2012, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) embarked upon a new program to address the critical capital needs of severely distressed public housing. Today, HUD...

New Democrat Coalition Endorses Housing Legislation

Washington, DC – Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC), led by Chair Derek Kilmer, NDC Vice Chair for Policy Suzan DelBene, and NDC Housing Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Denny Heck, Katie Hill,...

Shaheen Bills Seek to Beef Up Rural Affordable Housing Programs

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, has introduced legislation to expand the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development rental assistance programs and further expand and align other rural...

HUD Offers $112 Million to Expand Affordable Housing Opportunities for Low-Income Persons with Disabilities

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that there is a combined $112 million available to expand the supply of permanent affordable housing for very...

Secretary Carson Applauds Nomination of Brian Montgomery as Deputy Secretary

WASHINGTON - Secretary Ben Carson applauds the nomination of Brian D. Montgomery to serve as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As the second most senior...

HUD Awards Nearly $43 Million in Housing Counseling Grants

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $42.8 million in housing counseling grants to help approximately one million Americans make more informed housing...

Trump Administration Takes Critical Step Toward Releasing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac from Government Control

The Trump administration on Monday took a critical step toward releasing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from government control, agreeing to allow the mortgage giants to hold on to more of their profits.

Fannie, Freddie to Retain Earnings

Mortgage-finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will start keeping earnings as part of a Trump administration process aimed at moving the companies out of conservatorship and back into the...