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Ginnie Mae Announces Temporary Pooling Restrictions for Re-performing Mortgage Loans
Contact: Douglas Robinson
Douglas.R.Robinson@HUD.gov
(202) 475-7818
Published Date: 6/29/2020 5:00 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ginnie Mae announced today in All Participants Memorandum 20-07 (APM 20-07) that effective immediately implements pooling eligibility restrictions on re-performing mortgage loans that were bought out of Ginnie Mae pools. This temporary action continues to provide for buyout transactions that are appropriate and necessary, while maintaining market confidence in Ginnie Mae securities. For more information on the policy change, please see APM20-07 and Ginnie in Brief.

About Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae is a wholly owned government corporation that attracts global capital into the housing finance system to support homeownership for veterans and millions of homeowners throughout the country. Ginnie Mae MBS programs directly support housing finance programs administered by the Federal Housing Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Public and Indian Housing and the Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service. Ginnie Mae is the only MBS to carry the explicit full faith and credit of the United States government.

Ginnie Mae I MBS are modified pass-through mortgage-backed securities on which registered holders receive separate principal and interest payments on each of their certificates. Ginnie Mae I securities can include single-family, multifamily, manufactured home and project construction loans.

Ginnie Mae II MBS are modified pass-through mortgage-backed securities for which registered holders receive an aggregate principal and interest payment from a central paying agent. An Issuer may participate in the Ginnie Mae II MBS either by issuing custom, single-Issuer pools or through participation in the issuance of multiple-Issuer pools, which combine loans with similar characteristics.