Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: An Introduction, Update and Solution

Presented by: Chris Read, Chair of the NAR 2020 Conventional Financing and Policy Committee

Download these presentation slides for an introduction to the history of the GSEs, their current situation, and an update on housing finance reform. For more detailed information, visit NAR's Vision for Housing Finance Reform.


Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac (GSEs)

Without the government’s support of the GSEs and FHA-insured loans, there would be almost no capital available for mortgage lending.

NAR's Vision for the GSEs

The history of the GSEs' role in housing finance, the 2008 foreclosure crisis, and NAR’s vision for reform.