The recent financial crisis and its aftermath have raised fundamental questions about the future of the U.S. housing market and the GSEs.

With broad implications for homeowners and the country's financial system, the Obama administration has started to seek input on what the future roles of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should be in housing finance. A few options are being explored by mortgage market players including the creation of a single agency mortgage security as well as bolstering a covered bond market to replace the agencies.

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