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    Immigration and Real Estate

    Panelists discussed the impact of immigration on the U.S. housing market. They responded to questions from members of the audience. “Immigration and Real Estate” was the third panel of the day-long…

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    Mortgage Policy

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) held a field hearing on mortgage policy with consumer groups, industry stakeholders, and financial experts. CFPB Director Richard Cordray unveiled the new CFPB…

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    Fiscal Health of Federal Housing Authority

    Carol Galante was the keynote speaker at a discussion on the fiscal health of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA). She used PowerPoint to explain a recent independent audit which showed…

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    Housing-Related Government-Sponsored Enterprises, Panel 2

    Witnesses testified about mortgage financing, the state of the housing market, and the future of government sponsored entities (GSE) like Freddie Mack and Fannie Mae.

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    State of the Housing Market

    Industry leaders and experts testified on the current condition and challenges facing the housing market.

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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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    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…

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    State of Federal Housing Enterprises

    Witnesses testified about the financial stability of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, saying the outlook was troubled for the enterprises due to a weak economy, high unemployment, and…

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    Hearing on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Panel 2

    This portion of the hearing ends abruptly. A hearing was held on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The panelists, who were officials of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), testified about…

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    Hearing on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Panel 1

    A hearing was held on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The panelists, who were officials of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), testified about the preservation of the assets of Fannie…

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    Use of Federal Funds by Financial Institutions

    Officials from various financial institutions testified about the use of funds and emergency aid provided trough the Treasury Department under a recently-passed rescue plan. Among the…

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    Home Mortgage Finance Industry, Panel 1

    Sarah Rosen Wartell made welcoming remarks and spoke about housing finance and the future of federal regulation of mortgage policies in light of recent turmoil in credit markets. Susan Wachter gave an…

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    Executive Compensation

    The committee held a second oversight hearing on executive compensation practices. Experts and government officials in the first panel testified about the current mortgage crisis including…

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    Mortgage Rates and Homeownership

    Participants talked about home mortgage rates, the impact of changes in rates on borrowing, as well as the role of federal housing organizations in promoting home ownership. Following their…

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    Housing and Urban Development Proposed Budget

    Secretary Cuomo and others talked to reporters about the $1.6 billion budget cut for the Department of Housing and Urban Development for fiscal year 2000. They stressed that this cut would…

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