The FHFA reports a slight uptick in refinanced mortgages as a result of lower interest rates.
The proposal attempts to correct pricing disparities between Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securities.
FHFA COO Richard Hornsby could be charged with three felony counts for allegedly threatening former Director Edward DeMarco.
A bill that would phase-out Fannie and Freddie is unlikely to pass a full Senate vote.
Housing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could do an about-face in a renewed effort to nurture the U.S. housing market and better serve consumers seeking mortgage loans. But this time the move appears to offer greater benefits to lenders and borrowers than it does to Fannie's and Freddie's shareholders...
GSE reform passes the Senate Banking Committee Thursday over objections from Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
FHFA Director Mel Watt said his agency will maintain conforming loan limits and relax underwriting requirements.
Richard Hornsby, who allegedly threatened former Director Ed DeMarco, is due in court Wednesday on felony charges.
Dodd-Frank mandated tests, which include systemically catastrophic models, produce far worse results than FHFA's testing of Fannie and Freddie.
Credit unions and other mortgage lenders have observed slow mortgage demand for some months, but the Federal Housing Finance Agency said prices are on the uptick.