New mortgage-related regulatory bill approved April 15, 2007Posted by Jay Medina in News and Information.
The new Regulator Reform Bill legislation that would overhaul the oversight of government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) – Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks – has been approved by a vote of 45 to 19 by the House of Representative’s Financial Services Committee.
The law would create a new, independent regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, to regulate the GSEs. Also, the bill creates an Affordable Housing Fund to support rental housing and homeownership for low-income families by using contributions from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, based on their total outstanding mortgages annually. The program would continue for five years.