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A Pragmatic Plan for Housing Finance Reform

Mark Zandi joins coauthors  Ellen Seidman, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute and former director of Treasury’s Office of Thrift Supervision; Phillip Swagel, a senior fellow at the Milken Institute and a former assistant treasury secretary for economic policy; and Sarah Rosen Wartell, president of the Urban Institute and a former deputy director of the White House’s National Economic Council to propose a pragmatic reform of the housing finance system.

“A Pragmatic Plan for Housing Finance Reform” addresses five goals: ensuring system stability and liquidity; ensuring access and equity for borrowers; strengthening affordable housing; limiting the government’s role and risk; and establishing private-sector incentives, competition, and innovation.

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