Podcast: Housing Finance Expert Weighs in on Reform

Housing Finance

On the latest episode of the NAHB podcast Housing Developments, CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin are joined by Executive Vice President of Housing Finance, Dave Ledford, to review recent updates in the housing finance arena. They discuss the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's conservatorship, the uncertain fate of Mark Calabria as Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) director, the implications of HUD Secretary-Designate Marcia Fudge's focus on low-income housing, and the steps needed to truly make housing finance reform comprehensive.

Remember to subscribe to Housing Developments wherever you listen to podcasts, and email podcast@nahb.org to submit questions for the co-hosts to address on a future episode. You can also find past episodes on nahb.org.

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