The Future of Fannie and Freddie

Since the financial crisis, when the government-sponsored enterprises known as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were put into conservatorship to preserve bondholders’ wealth, they’ve been a matter of partisan and political disagreement. While primarily known for their programs that help individual first-time homeowners and those with less money to finance single-family home purchases, less familiar but perhaps as important is their multifamily lending platform, which is used to build and maintain much of America’s workforce housing.

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Source: Commercial Observer

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