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Activists Urge White House Not to Abandon GSE Reform

Obama Administration officials such as Treasury Secretary Jack Lew have warned in the last month that such a “recap and release” program for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would put the GSEs at risk of another bailout; however, the GSEs’ Q3 earnings reports showed a $475 million net loss for Freddie Mac and a decline of more than 50 percent in Fannie Mae’s quarterly net income (from $4.6 billion in Q2 down to $2 billion in Q3), prompting their boss, FHFA Director Mel Watt, to declare that they may need a bailout anyway.

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Castro to Answer Housing Questions at Fireside Chat-Style Event

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro will answer questions about a variety of housing topics in a fireside-chat style event on the morning after President Obama's state of the union speech on Wednesday, January 21, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

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Obama Administration Applauds Bank of America Settlement

Obama administration officials praised Thursday's $16.65 billion settlement between Bank of America and the U.S. Department of Justice, $7 billion of which will go to provide consumer relief to assist those distressed by the collapse of the housing market in 2008.

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