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Senator Bob Menendez Wants Answers From FHFA Director Watt

Menendez, Ranking Member of the Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, cited preliminary findings in the FHFA’s annual housing report. The Senator noted that Freddie Mac had failed to meet its single-family low- and very low-income home purchase goals last year and asked Watt what the agency is going to do to make corrections in these two areas.

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Exposure to Risk is Declining for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac—But So Are Revenues

The GSEs’ exposure to credit risk from mortgages originated during the years of the housing bubble continues to be “significant but declining,” according to the FHFA’s Performance and Accountability Report for Fiscal Year 2015. But in addition to experiencing a decline in exposure to credit risk, the GSEs have also experienced significantly declining revenues.

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Foreclosures Are Declining, But So Are Foreclosure Prevention Actions

In August 2015, the GSEs completed 17,806 foreclosure prevention actions, over half of which (11,382) were permanent loan modifications. August’s total included both home retention actions and home forfeiture actions and brought the total of foreclosure prevention actions completed by the GSEs to 3,578,227 since the conservatorships began in September 2008.

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