Advanced Search

Volume 18 - Number 15

July 20, 2018

Milken Examines Complications with DTS in Affordable Housing

The Milken Institute said the GSEs’ duty-to-serve policy is more complicated than other affordable housing reform issues because it forces the secondary market to boost lending in the primary market and assumes those private firms are underperforming. The conservative think tank published a paper this week authored by Michael Stegman and Phillip Swagel on the role of duty-to-serve in which it examined the policy and its potential impact on the mortgage market. While DTS currently encompasses manufactured housing, rural housing and affordable housing preservation, Milken said housing finance reform debates have centered on creating a DTS that includes areas beyond those three targets.

Subscribers to Inside The GSEs have full access to all its stories and data online. Visitors may become subscribers for full access or may purchase individual articles and data.

Subscriber Log In

If you are a current subscriber or already purchased this article, please login below.

Forgot your password?

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website?


This biweekly covers the housing-related government-sponsored enterprises with experienced, expert analysis.



You can purchase this article for $55.00 without subscribing and always have access to it on

Pay Per View

Please contact Customer Service if you need assistance: 1-800-570-5744


Which is your biggest priority for the coming months?

Growing production
Expanding into new markets
Managing costs
Regulatory concerns
Updating our technology
None of the above

vote to see results