Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s Financial Problems

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This report presents, in analytical question and answer form, the issues surrounding the financial conditions of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which are stockholder-owned government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs). Their federal charters give the GSEs special public policy goals aimed at providing liquidity in the mortgage market and to provide access to homeownership for underserved groups and locations. In return, their charters give the GSEs a special relationship with the government.

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Weiss, N. Eric August 10, 2012.

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This report presents, in analytical question and answer form, the issues surrounding the financial
conditions of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which are stockholder-owned government-sponsored
enterprises (GSEs). Their federal charters give the GSEs special public policy goals aimed at
providing liquidity in the mortgage market and to provide access to homeownership for
underserved groups and locations. In return, their charters give the GSEs a special relationship
with the government.

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26 Pages.

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Weiss, N. Eric. Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s Financial Problems, report, August 10, 2012; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc820865/: accessed December 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.