Commentary: Proposal could be cure for housing-finance reform

05/20/2013 | Seattle Times, The

The Washington-based Bipartisan Policy Center gathered a commission of 21 stakeholders to formulate a proposal for reforming housing finance. The proposal calls for winding down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and channeling savings from a reduction in the home mortgage interest deduction into affordable rental housing, among other things. The fact that housing-industry leaders came together to address these issues is notable, and Congress and the White House should follow suit, writes columnist Neal Peirce.

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