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WASHINGTON, DC—The Federal Housing Finance Agency has just made some major changes to the lending cap for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It has increased them to $100 billion per agency for five quarters, as well as eliminated the uncapped categories. The FHFA will also require that 37.5% of agency lending be “mission-driven, affordable-housing” loans.

What this means for green loans, in short, is that their previous exclusions from the cap no longer apply. This is a significant development as agency lenders in 2018 sold nearly $80 billion in uncapped loans. The net result is that the $100 billion, five-quarter cap will allow for lending volume similar to the past 12 months.

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