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Volume 14 - Number 12

June 13, 2014

Urban Institute: GSE Denial Rates Higher for Weaker Credit Profiles

A new analysis by the Urban Institute released last week found that GSE denial rates for weaker credit profile applicants, including many minority applicants, were much higher than denial rates for all applicants. The UIís analysis of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data found at least 16 percent of applicants were denied Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac loans for purchase of an owner-occupied property in 2012. However, when compared to CoreLogicís data, the UI also found the denial rate for low credit GSE applicants was at least 54 percent.

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