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Volume 14 - Number 8

April 18, 2014

Industry Impatiently Awaits Policy Statement from New FHFA Head

While the mortgage and housing industry awaits with growing impatience for a public statement from the recently appointed head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, market observers expect Mel Watt to speak only when he is good and ready. The former 11-term North Carolina Democrat Congressman has been silent since he was sworn in to his position as FHFA director in early January. Watt has made almost no public statements nor granted any media interviews but he has spent the past weeks “doing his homework” and quietly meeting with industry trade groups seeking input.

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