Affordable Housing May Trip Up Fannie, Freddie Fixes

Law360, New York (August 8, 2013, 7:38 PM EDT) -- While the debate over housing finance reform in Washington has focused on the government's role as market backstop, analysts say questions about federal funding for affordable housing add another potential pitfall for lawmakers looking to dismantle and replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Fannie and Freddie long have been part of a broader government program to add to the country's affordable housing stock. Republicans have been critical of that mission and targeted it as something that should be abolished along with the two mortgage giants, while...
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