January 2019

Friday January 18 2019

American Banker: Latest GSE reform offers blueprint without Congress

Breitbart: Fannie and Freddie Shares Soar on Hopes of Hedge Fund Windfall

Pensions & Investments: Maxine Waters: House Financial Services’ priorities include financial stability, diversity

Thursday January 17 2019

New filing in Collins vs FHFA, click here to view.

Peter Chapman writes, “The Collins Plaintiffs delivered a proposed reply brief to the Fifth Circuit yesterday responding to FHFA and Treasury’s supplemental briefs”

ABA Banking Journal: Rep. Waters Outlines Priorities for Financial Services Committee

American Banker: FHFA will no longer defend agency’s constitutionality in court

Law 360: FHFA Won’t Defend Leadership Structure Before Full 5th Circ.

Wednesday January 16 2019

Seeking Alpha: GSE Stocks Moving On New FHFA Director Otting Comments

Tuesday January 15 2019

Forbes: Bipartisan Housing Finance Reform: A Blatant Giveaway To Special Interests

The Hill: Let’s not go back to the future in housing finance

Washington Post: Maxine Waters takes the reins of a powerful House committee. Wall Street is nervous.

Monday January 14 2019

Scotsman Guide: GSE reform could and should start now

Mortgage Media: Former FHA Commissioner: Reform Before Recapitalization

**Scroll down on Stevens’ Mortgage Media piece (above) to find comments from Gary Hindes

Friday January 11 2019

Scotsman Guide: Milken: FHFA should pave way for housing reform

Thursday January 10 2019

New filing in Collins vs. FHFA, click here to view.

Peter Chapman writes, “FHFA advised the Fifth Circuit yesterday that Joseph Otting displaced Mel Watt as its Director this week so the case caption can be appropriately amended, and a copy of that letter is attached to this e-mail message. The Fifth Circuit has scheduled an en banc hearing for Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, in New Orleans and an audio recording should be freely available later that day.”

Mortgage Professional America: Report calls for stronger housing financing reform

The M Report: Reforming Flaws in the GSEs’ Charters

The Hill: Policy reforms at the Federal Housing Finance Agency can help the real estate market reach its potential

Politico: Ginnie Mae’s Bright abruptly resigns

Bloomberg: Key Ginnie Mae Official Quits to Join Industry Group, Source Says

Housing Wire: Michael Bright abruptly steps down from Ginnie Mae

Wednesday January 9 2019

Milken Institute: Milken Institute housing team calls for administrative reform to strengthen housing finance system, paving the way for legislative action

Market Watch: Here’s a Fannie-Freddie fix proposal that greases the skids for Congress

American Banker: Trump sends Calabria’s nomination as FHFA director to the Senate

Mortgage Professional America: Joseph Otting steps in as acting director of FHFA

The Motley Fool: Why Shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Jumped on Tuesday

Tuesday January 8 2019

Housing Wire: Watt out: OCC’s Otting officially takes over as FHFA director

Scotsman Guide: Trump’s FHFA director will shrink Fannie/Freddie

Seeking Alpha: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac jump after Otting takes over at FHFA

Monday January 7 2019

Washington Post: The Fannie, Freddie ‘bailout’ was a stickup

Bloomberg: Maxine Waters Won’t Please Everyone, Even Some Fellow Democrats

Thursday January 3 2019

Bill Maloni’s GSE Blog: Could Steve and Louise be the next to leave DC???

DS News: Housing Finance in 2019

Financial Regulation News: Otting selected as acting FHFA director

Washington Post: What actions can policymakers take to avert the brewing national housing crisis?

Happy New Year!

Wednesday January 2 2019

American Banker: Plenty of smoke, but how much fire? Banking’s 2019 legislative agenda

Washington Post: Trump’s nominee to oversee Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could provoke a needed discussion

Mortgage Professional America: Trump names interim FHFA head