MBA’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative and Programs

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Throughout my career, and especially as the President and CEO of MBA, assembling a diverse and inclusive team has been one of my priorities. I firmly believe that to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s customers, organizations must empower women and minorities to achieve their full potential and break down any barriers to success. We need to build and sustain a diverse industry and workforce so we can best meet the needs of our nation’s diverse communities. I am proud that MBA has made it a priority to promote a diverse and inclusive industry, and I want to highlight a few of our endeavors.

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MBA’s 2016 National Secondary Market Conference and Expo

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This week, MBA hosted our National Secondary Market Conference and Expo in New York City. It was an opportunity for us to both acknowledge the many challenges our industry has overcome since the financial crisis as well as take stock of unfinished business. Despite our successes, we have a lot of work yet to do to secure consumers’ ability to access to financing and ensure that real estate remains a vibrant part of the American economy.

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MBA’s 2016 National Advocacy Conference

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It has been fantastic to see so many MBA members here in Washington this week for our annual National Advocacy Conference. While we host events throughout the year, this is the one time MBA members come to Washington to make our voice heard by our elected officials. And they need to hear from us to ensure that legislation won’t hurt our businesses or our borrowers’ ability to secure affordable financing.  Nobody gets housing finance like MBA members which is why our advocacy is so vital to get new laws and regulations right and fix what isn’t working.

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MBA Opens Doors Foundation

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As housing finance professionals, the heart of what we do is to help families find a home to call their own. Without a doubt, it is the most rewarding part of our jobs. But with medical costs the leading cause of bankruptcy, a sudden illness can put the family home in jeopardy. It’s especially hard for families with sick children.

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