Yardi Matrix bulletin highlights government-sponsored enterprises’ role in affordable housing
Loan allocations for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac support a stable debt environment.
SANTA BARBARA, CALIF., Nov. 12, 2015 – The U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency’s recent decision to extend allocations valued at $60 billion for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2016 signals good news for both affordable housing and the multifamily capital market. The impact of the FHFA’s action is addressed in a news bulletin issued today by Yardi® Matrix, which serves as a business development tool for brokers, sponsors, banks and equity sources that underwrite multifamily investment transactions.
The $30 billion allocation from each of the two government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) includes authority to exceed the cap for loans on affordable housing properties and for assets with a sustainable component. Along with offering relief for the affordable housing shortage, this action will lend liquidity to secondary and tertiary markets that national lending markets largely avoid, according to the bulletin.
Learn more about the importance of the GSEs in multifamily lending by clicking here to view the full report, titled “Kudos to GSEs for Focus on Affordable Housing.”
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