Statement: Nomination of Dana Wade for Federal Housing Commissioner

February 21, 2020

WASHINGTON — Lindsey Johnson, President of the U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI), today issued the following statement on the nomination of Dana Wade to serve as Federal Housing Commissioner:

“USMI applauds the White House’s announcement of the President’s intent to nominate Dana Wade as the Federal Housing Commissioner to lead the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and oversee the agency’s $1.3 trillion portfolio. Wade is a respected expert with broad experience in financial and housing policy issues. Her previous work, including her time as Acting Federal Housing Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for Housing, will allow her to swiftly start to address the important issues facing the housing finance system. We look forward to working closely with Dana Wade in seeking ways to establish a more complementary, collaborative, and consistent housing finance system that prudently enables homeownership for American families while also protecting taxpayers.”


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