The stars are aligning for housing-finance reform, according to an analysis by K&L Gates. The law firm said it believes that reform may finally be addressed in the first half of this year. Sens. Bob Corker, R-TN, and Mark Warner, D-VA, have been circulating a draft proposal to other senators and the Trump administration. The firm noted that the Corker-Warner proposal contains features such as a federal government guarantee for mortgage-backed securities in the event of catastrophic losses, and it has the GSEs continuing to exist under government conservatorship until competitors enter into the securitization market for mortgage loans.