CBO reviews Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s program to transfer some of the credit risk of their guarantees to investors and analyzes two approaches for expanding those efforts.
CBO analyzes options to reduce FHA’s exposure to risk from its program to guarantee single-family mortgages, including creating a larger role for private lenders and restricting the availability of FHA’s guarantees.
In this report, CBO analyzes a policy that would allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to increase their capital by reducing their payments to the government and discusses the effects that it would have on the budget and the mortgage market.
CBO reviews the federal government’s current role in the multifamily mortgage market and four broad approaches to modifying that role.
CBO analyzed possible transitions to four alternative market structures that involve choices about whether and how the government would continue to guarantee payment on mortgages and mortgage-backed securities.
- ReportBudgetary Estimates for the Single-Family Mortgage Guarantee Program of the Federal Housing Administration
Loan guarantees made in the FHA's single-family mortgage program between 1992 and 2013 are now projected to generate small costs over their lifetimes rather than the significant savings that were originally recorded in the federal budget.
- Cost Estimate
As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on May 15, 2014
CBO examined three options for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to use principal forgiveness for certain underwater borrowers. How would those options affect the number of mortgage defaults, the federal budget, and the overall economy?
CBO examines fair-value accounting as an alternative to the current approach for measuring the costs to the government of federal credit programs.
This study looks at how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac evolved into the institutions they are today.