October 11, 2016
U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI) submitted comments to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today regarding its Single-Family Credit Risk Transfer (CRT) Request for Input (RFI) and steps to further shield the government sponsored enterprises (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as American taxpayers, from losses from mortgage-related risks. In its comments, USMI highlights the distinct advantages of front-end CRT done through expanded use of mortgage insurance (MI) that can address existing shortcomings in the GSEs’ credit risk transfer transactions and that can offer substantial benefits for taxpayers, lenders of all sizes, and borrowers.
September 7, 2016
USMI delivered the following letter to members of the Senate Banking Committee:
March 22, 2016
USMI submitted comments on the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA’s) proposal for how the government sponsored housing enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should serve underserved markets. USMI supports both principles of facilitating the financing of affordable housing for low-to-moderate income families consistent with the Enterprises’ overall public purposes while maintaining a strong financial condition and reasonable economic return.
March 15, 2016
(March 15, 2016) In letters to House and Senate Budget Committee leadership, USMI joined a broad group of more than a dozen housing organizations urging Congress to use GSE G-fees for their intended purpose, to support homeownership stability.
December 4, 2015
(December 4, 2015) “Yesterday’s bipartisan letter from Representatives Gwen Moore (D-WI) and Steve Stivers (R-OH) to Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Watt is further evidence of the growing bipartisan support for de-risking the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) with additional risk sharing transactions to reduce taxpayer exposure to losses from another housing downturn. USMI commends Representatives Moore and Stivers for urging FHFA to take additional steps to incorporate front end risk sharing, including with MI.