Research Report What to Make of the Dramatic Fall in GSE Profits
Jim Parrott
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In this brief, we take a closer look at the more than 80 percent plunge in GSE profits from 2013 to 2014 and assess its impact on the GSEs’ political and financial future. In particular, we discuss the likelihood that Freddie Mac will need to take another Treasury draw, concluding that while it is unlikely in the near term the odds will increase over time.
Research Areas Housing finance Housing
Tags Federal housing programs and policies Housing and the economy Single-family finance Agency securitization Credit availability Housing finance reform Finance
Policy Centers Housing Finance Policy Center