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How the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Buyout Will Affect Urban Housing

The recent conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two government sponsored enterprises conducting mortgage financial operations, is going to have a huge impact on the housing market. Ruth Simon and Michael Corker, writing for the Wall Street Journal, discuss how this buyout will affect the social mission of the two organizations in their article, Social Mission in Doubt As the Firms Enter Conservatorship

For another take on the buyout, please listen to NPR's discussion with Shanna Smith of the National Fair Housing Alliance.