In an attempt to kick-start the housing market, Freddie Mac wants to provide loans to investors...

|About: Freddie Mac (FMCC)|By:, SA News Editor

In an attempt to kick-start the housing market, Freddie Mac wants to provide loans to investors who are looking to acquire foreclosed homes so that they can rent them out. However, the mortgage giant faces opposition from banks and the FHFA, which is concerned about increasing the government's role in the real-estate market and crowding out private capital with cheap loans, the WSJ reports.