Recent interviews with Assistant Treasury Secretary Wayne Abernathy and NAHB Executive Vice President Jerry Howard on regulation of the housing GSEs find some common ground: both agree that privatization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is a bad idea.
Secretary Abernathy says: "We're not supporting any proposals for privatization." CEO Howard adds: "Efforts to privatize . . . should be opposed."
But on other aspects of the debate — issues that will likely decide the future of America's housing finance system — there are some sharp differences of opinion.
To read more of what Abernathy had to say, click here. To read Howard, click here.