The Treasury Department’s decision to change the terms of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s bailout agreements will ensure their financial stability — and the stability of the entire mortgage market, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).

“These changes provide certainty to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and market participants as they continue to perform their critical mission of providing liquidity and stability to the country’s housing market,” said FHFA acting director Edward DeMarco in a press statement.

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