Statement: Senate Confirmation of Sandra Thompson as FHFA Director

May 25, 2022

WASHINGTON Lindsey Johnson, President of the U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI), today issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan confirmation of Sandra Thompson to serve as Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA):

“USMI and our member companies congratulate Sandra Thompson on her bipartisan Senate confirmation to serve as the next FHFA Director. Thompson has been serving as the agency’s Acting Director since June 2021 and understands the importance of ensuring the safety and soundness of the GSEs, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the housing finance system. We are confident that she will continue to help instill strength into the housing finance system as families face barriers to homeownership due to severely limited supply and record home price appreciation. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Director Thompson in seeking ways to establish a more collaborative, transparent, and consistent housing policy that ensures homebuyers have affordable and prudent options for low down payment mortgage finance credit while also protecting taxpayers and the U.S. government from undue risk.”


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