Urban Institute Recommends CSP as Potential Path to Reform
July 28, 2017
The common securitization platform, if expanded to allow other users, could become a centerpiece for housing finance reform. That’s the view of Jim Parrott, a fellow at the Urban Institute and former White House senior advisor at the National Economic Council under the Obama administration. Converting the CSP to a government or government-like utility open to issuance by other guarantors could help end the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac duopoly by reducing barriers for new entrants. Parrott added that examining which functions the GSEs currently provide that could be moved to the CSP to help level the playing field for more competition would be ideal.