Can the US housing finance market be re-privatized?

By:
Louise Bowman
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The revival of viable, well-funded private-label mortgage issuance is the holy grail of the US housing market. Indeed, as the Fed contemplates the tapering of its $40 billion-a-month agency MBS purchases, it is becoming an urgent necessity. But without a wholesale rethink on how US housing is funded, the cards look stacked against it.