New York (CNNMoney.com) - Freddie Mac on Wednesday requested another $10.6 billion handout from the federal government.
The housing finance company, which reported an $8 billion quarterly loss, was put into conservatorship by the government during the height of the financial panic in September 2008 along with its twin Fannie Mae.
Freddie has already received $50.7 billion from the Treasury Department. Fannie Mae has so far gotten $76.2 billion.
Since the housing collapse began in 2008, Freddie and Fannie have been propping up the mortgage market. The Obama administration, which has used the companies to support its foreclosure prevention efforts, is currently examining the future structure of the firms.