The Future of Housing Finance Reform


June 18, 2018
12:00 PM


AAF, 1747 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 5th Floor, Washington DC 20006


Caitlin Wise, [email protected]

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the housing finance behemoths and government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), have been under government conservatorship for 10 years. During this time, Congress has made little movement toward any significant reforms of the housing finance system. In the absence of legislative consensus, Congress and the GSEs’ regulators should work to ensure that Fannie and Freddie don’t return to the dangerous policies that many blame for sparking the Great Recession.

Please join the American Action Forum and housing finance policy leaders to discuss “The Future of Housing Finance Reform”.

Key points of discussion will include:
• What policy failures led to the downfall and bailouts of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?
• How has housing finance policy changed – for good or bad – in the past 10 years?
• What can Congress and the GSEs’ regulators do from an oversight perspective to keep Fannie and Freddie from reverting to their old ways?

Adolfo Marzol, Senior Advisor, Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 

Doug Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
Laurie Goodman, Director, Center for Housing Finance Policy, Urban Institute
Anthony Sanders, Distinguished Professor of Finance, George Mason University School of Management
Lorraine Woellert, White House Reporter, Politico (moderator)

Monday, June 18, at 12:00 pm
American Action Forum
1747 Pennsylvania Avenue, 5th Floor

Lunch will be provided.