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FHFA delays principal reduction ruling

"the statutory provision you believe prohibits the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) from allowing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to reduce mortgage principal in all cases"; and "the analysis you conducted, including the data you examined, demonstrating that principal reduction never serves the long-term interests of the taxpayer when.

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (fhfa) today announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will offer principal reduction to certain seriously delinquent, underwater borrowers who are still struggling in the aftermath of the financial crisis to help them avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes.

The letter states, "We have long urged FHFA to provide principal reduction as a means to avoid foreclosure and stabilize families and communities. We have been greatly frustrated by the delay. Empirical evidence from other lenders demonstrated that principal reduction avoids foreclosure and enables sustainable homeownership for troubled.

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The FHFA has been reconsidering the position because of new Treasury incentives tripling the amount of money offered to owners of mortgages to do principal reductions.

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No major ruling will happen there for at least a year or. Any potential legislative action should no longer delay critical actions by Treasury and FHFA to rebuild capital at the GSEs. The TBTF.

 · FHFA’s Watt Signals Decision Soon on Principal Reduction The Federal Housing Finance Agency will announce within the next month whether it will implement a limited principal reduction program for underwater borrowers with mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, FHFA Director Mel Watt said today.

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 · The decision of whether to allow such reductions rests with Edward DeMarco, the acting director of the FHFA, who has steadfastly opposed so-called principal reductions on the grounds that it’s a.

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The FHA Is on Board With Principal Reduction. The Federal Housing Administration on June 8 announced plans to expand a pilot. the buyer agrees to delay foreclosure for at least six months.