Letter: Opposition Builds Against Using Mortgage G-Fees to Fund Highway Bill

September 17, 2015

(September 17, 2015) This week, in a joint letter to the bipartisan Congressional leadership, USMI and a diverse coalition of thirty-two housing organizations reiterated their opposition to using the mortgage credit risk guarantee fees (g-fees) charged by the housing finance enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as a source to finance extension of federal highway programs.  The letter states: “increasing g-fees for other purposes… imposes an unjustified burden on the housing finance system.”  “Adding an additional fee to mortgages for unrelated expenses would only increase the hurdles these families already face in achieving the American dream of homeownership”, it continues.

The full text of the letter can be found here