While Edward DeMarco, acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), anticipates the gradual reduction of the GSEs in the housing market, he does not believe either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac will exit conservatorship and return to the private sector. As such, FHFA’s goals for this year expand on last year’s three main goals of building an infrastructure for the future of the secondary market, contracting the GSEs’ role in the market, and maintaining the GSEs’ foreclosure prevention and credit availability efforts.

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