Private Superforecasting Workshop asks:
Before 21 January 2021, will the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) enter into a consent order that would allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to exit conservatorship?
The Trump administration is exploring ways to allow mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to leave federal conservatorship, which was imposed in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis (FHFA, Wall Street Journal, Housing Wire, Bloomberg). Democrats are pushing back on the plan (House Financial Services Committee, Reuters). The date that Fannie Mae and/or Freddie Mack would actually leave conservatorship is immaterial. A consent order would count so long as it provides for an exit to occur unless the FHFA takes further action.
The question closed "No" with a closing date of 21 January 2021.