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12 | Th e M Rep o RT exposure Industry Stakeholders Gather in D.C. Mortgage Industry professionals and Government officials Converged at the Sixth Annual Government Forum I n March, The Newseum in Washington, D.C., provided the backdrop for the Sixth Annual Five Star Government Forum (FSGF), as govern- ment officials and mortgage industry professionals came together to discuss the future of America's housing industry. Features of the 2015 Five Star Government Forum included keynote addresses from U.S. Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas), Fannie Mae SVP and Chief Economist Doug Duncan, and Freddie Mac Deputy Chief Economist Len Kiefer, as well as Five Star President and CEO Ed Delgado's one-on-one interview with Acting FHA Commissioner Biniam Gebre. FSGF 15 also included panel discussions on the government's Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), the complexity of compliance in the mortgage industry, an update on government agency portfolios, and what the results of the recent midterm elections could mean for housing reform. "This event was powerful and necessary to influence change and policy across the mortgage industry," Delgado said. During the event Delgado announced that that the Five Star Institute would be partnering with, and national nonprofit Operation Homefront in support of a home donation program that provides mortgage-free homes to veterans. The program will be featured at the 2015 Five Star Conference and Expo, which will take place September 16 to 18 in Dallas, Texas. The Collingwood Group's Brian Montgomery leads a discussion on the prospects for GSE reform. CFPB's Patrice Alexander Ficklin shares the bureau's fair lending priorities for the coming year. The industry convened at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Then FHA Commissioner Biniam Gebre gives his perspective on the state of FHA in a special sit down interview with Five Star President & CEO Ed Delgado. Ginnie Mae's Michael Drayne and panel assess the sucesses and failures of HAMP. Congressman Randy Neugebauer delivers the opening keynote address to a full house. Five Star President & CEO Ed Delgado announces a partnership with Operation Homefront.

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