MADISON, Wis. (6/22/11)--A new alliance between CUNA Strategic Services (CSS) and Fannie Mae offers credit unions access to the latest housing and mortgage-finance data. Fannie Mae’s Economics & Mortgage Market Analysis group provides analysis of current and historical data, and forecasts economic trends in the housing and mortgage-finance markets. The group also produces regular publications, analyses, forecasts, and special projects to evaluate economic, demographic, and financial housing and mortgage-market data. The monthly Economic Outlook provides a review of mortgage and economic trends. CUNA’s News Now often uses these resources to update readers on those trends. The Economic Outlook includes the Economic Developments commentary, Economic Forecast, and Housing Forecast--which detail movement of interest rates, the housing market, the mortgage market and the overall economic climate.