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    “Setting [the proposed housing] goals requires FHFA to walk a fine line to meaningfully expand lending to all qualified applicants without encouraging lending to borrowers who cannot sustain mortgage payments,” wrote Urban Institute in comment letter.   Specfically, UI critiques FHFA’s proposed housing goals for 2015-2017 and examines (i) how the goals interact with other policy issues; (ii) should FHFA apply both benchmark (prospective) and market (retrospective) goals; and  (iii) if FHFA set its benchmark goals appropriately.

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