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Ginnie Mae Statement on COVID-19
Contact: Douglas Robinson
202-475-7818
Douglas.R.Robinson@hud.gov
Published Date: 3/20/2020 12:20 PM

Washington, D.C. -- In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, Ginnie Mae is positioned to continue providing services across its range of stakeholders. We are in close communication with issuers, servicers, vendors, and trustees. Program functions are expected to be completed in a timely manner. In addition, Ginnie Mae is working in tandem with its insuring agency partners, including the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ensure a continued flow of homeownership capital. We are addressing the economic impacts resulting from the outbreak and will take further action as necessary. In the meantime, if you have additional questions, visit Ginniemae.gov or contact Ginnie Mae Relationship Services at (800) 234-4662, Option 5.

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.

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