Some familiar names seek to rent out foreclosed homes

Some familiar names seek to rent out foreclosed homes

Fortress Investment Group and Deutsche Bank, whose executives played roles in the housing bubble, are among the hundreds of firms that responded to a U.S. government request for proposals to rent out foreclosed homes.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) asked for ideas as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the mortgage companies seized by the government in 2008, seek to reduce losses, stabilize neighborhoods and support housing values by turning into rentals a portion of the more than 180,000 repossessed homes in their inventory. The submissions were due by Sept. 15.

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