What are Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA) Mortgage-Backed Securities?

GNMA Mortgage Backed Securities Definition

GNMA mortgage backed securities (MBS) are issued by Ginnie Mae (Government National Mortgage Association). Typically, these are created by pooling a variety of loans, including HUD multifamily loans, and offering them to borrowers in a process known as securitization. Ginnie Mae mortgage backed securities are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. While Ginnie Mae does not usually directly affect borrowers, it does help keep rates low for HUD multifamily loans. However, it’s important to note Ginnie Mae does not directly sell or buy securities and does not purchase mortgage loans.

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