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Using Mortgage Reserves to Help Narrow the Black-White Homeownership Gap

New research from FHLBank San Francisco and the Urban Institute investigates ways to reduce mortgage default risk for vulnerable homeowners by utilizing mortgage reserve accounts that could help homeowners overcome temporary hardships, which would benefit Black families, who are more than twice as likely as white families to lose their home to foreclosure.

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Plugging Into an All-Digital Mortgage Process

An upcoming webinar presented by the Five Star Institute and DocMagic will focus on adopting an all-digital mortgage lending process while addressing concerns and building rapport with borrowers during the transition.

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Fannie Mae Fostering Workforce Diversity

The latest Environmental, Social, and Governance Report from the GSE finds that racial or ethnic minorities comprised 58% of Fannie Mae’s workforce in 2022, with women comprising 44% of that group.

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OCC Reports Improvement in Q1 Mortgage Performance

Overall mortgage performance was on the upswing in the first quarter of 2023, as the OCC reported banks serviced approximately 12 million first-lien residential mortgage loans with $2.7 trillion in unpaid principal balances—representing 22% of all residential mortgage debt outstanding nationwide.

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GSE REO Inventory on the Rise in Q1

In addition, a new report notes that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac completed 58,268 foreclosure prevention actions in Q1 2023. Click through to read the other data from the GSEs’ Q1 2023 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report.

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