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Before this year ends, a new chapter in the way capital supports homeownership in this country will begin. If all goes as planned, Freddie Mac will be the first company to issue fixed-rate mortgage-backed securities through the Common Securitization Platform (CSP). We also plan to move all existing fixed-rate Freddie Mac Participation Certificates (PCs) to the CSP, which will support their administration as well as new issuances.

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When you picture someone who is 55+, it's time to update your thinking because the second-largest generation in history is your next business opportunity. At 67 million strong, the influence of 55+ homeowners will be significant.

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Today Freddie Mac reported net income of $1 billion and comprehensive income of $1.1 billion for the second quarter of 2016. Both our financial and business results were solid, reflecting further improvement in our competitiveness and capabilities, highlighted by strong new guarantee business volumes.

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In the years since the crisis we’ve made important strides in making the servicing industry stronger, more efficient and better able to help struggling borrowers. Today, servicers have broadly delegated authority to make modification decisions and more generous modification terms to offer borrowers such as step-rate mortgages and partial principal forbearance. In addition, we’ve made it possible for them to modify loans without documentation through our streamlined modification program.

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Much of the conversation regarding affordable rental housing tends to focus on younger households – in particular, Millennials. However recent findings from our first Freddie Mac 55+ Survey suggest that shifting housing choices by the Baby Boomers and those older may significantly exacerbate the already acute shortage of affordable housing in the years to come.

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