Statement: Nomination of Sandra Thompson as FHFA Director

December 15, 2021

WASHINGTON Lindsey Johnson, President of the U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI), today issued the following statement on President Biden’s intent to nominate Sandra Thompson for Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director:

“USMI and our member companies welcome President Biden’s nomination of Sandra Thompson to serve as the next Director of FHFA. Thompson brings decades of experience in financial regulation, risk management, and consumer protection, all of which will help ensure the safety and soundness of the GSEs, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks and will help instill strength into the housing finance system.

“Since being named Acting Director of FHFA in June, Thompson has quickly demonstrated her commitment to promoting an equitable and robust conventional mortgage market that balances access to affordable and sustainable mortgage credit. Private mortgage insurers share Thompson’s objectives to achieve sustainability and affordability for borrowers, as well as enhance equitable access to all those who are mortgage ready. Once confirmed by the Senate, the MI industry looks forward to continuing to work with Thompson in her new capacity to advance these goals.”


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