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The FHFA’s Proposed GSE “Living Will” Rule: Fatally Flawed and Unusually Vague

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently announced and is seeking public comment on a proposed “living will” rule to apply to the two government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, which it regulates. Only the largest banks, those designated as “systemically important,” are subject to the requirement for a living will.

Conserving Forests and Preserving Housing Affordability

This paper explores and contributes to scholarship on the escalating related concerns of environmental conservation and housing affordability. Situated within contemporary approaches to environmental governance, it explores the use of forest management incentives in southern Ontario to analyze their particular spatial intersection with socio-economic variables and land use change dynamics.


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