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    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…

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    Foreclosure Prevention

    Loan service executives testified on foreclosure prevention efforts, focusing on the implementation of the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP).

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    Foreclosure Mitigation

    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Mortgage Loans

    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…

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    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…

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