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FHFA wants to expand mortgage access

FHFA wants to expand mortgage access

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that it wants housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to provide greater support to low-income mortgage borrowers and refinancers.

FHFA, which is the regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, outlined goals for 2015-2017 aimed at advancing that goal. It wants to ensure that low-income families account for 23 percent of the GSE’s purchases of single-family home mortgages. Also, the agency wants them to increase the share of their purchases that back mortgages in low-income areas with large minority populations, Reuters reports. Read the rest of this entry