The FHFA’s decision to not allow for principal reductions on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans came under sharp criticism during a Senate subcommittee hearing Thursday. John DiIorio, CEO of 1st Alliance Lending, a mortgage origination firm, argued in support of principal reduction, even when analyzing the benefits from a bottom-line perspective, not simply as a form of aid. Laurie Goodman, senior managing director of Amherst Securities, said there were a number of flaws in an FHFA study used to defend the decision to not apply principal forgiveness, and discussed three major criticisms and “technical flaws.”
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