James Pethokoukis

Politics and policy from inside Washington

Fannie and Freddie could need $363 billion in taxpayer funds by 2013

October 21, 2010

Ugh.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released projections of the financial performance of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) including potential draws under the Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements (PSPAs) with the U.S. Department of the Treasury. To date, the Enterprises have drawn $148 billion from the Treasury Department under the terms of the PSPAs. Under the three scenarios used in the projections, cumulative Enterprise draws range from $221 billion to $363 billion through 2013.

The FFHA ginned up three different underlying economic forecasts:

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And then ran the numbers:

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