Home Point Financial launches new foundation for minority and female-owned brokerages
In today’s Daily Download episode, HousingWire covers an announcement that Home Point Financial has launched a new community foundation with a $1 million grant.
For some background on the story, here’s a summary of the article:
Home Point Financial announced on Friday the launch of its charitable community foundation with an initial pledge of $1 million dedicated to funding 50 new minority and female-owned brokerages.
In the midst of the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts National Fuse Conference, Home Point announced the initial $1 million in grant money will be distributed in coordination with AIME’s latest diversity initiative, the Spark program.
According to Home Point, the foundation’s goal is to empower individuals to achieve their dreams through “investment, education and support.”
“One of the core beliefs of Home Point Financial is giving back,” said Lisa Patterson, Home Point chief origination officer. “But as a business we’re committed to the independent mortgage broker. So, we wanted to take that a step further and create additional opportunities for those individuals who have aspirations of opening their own mortgage broker company, specifically in underrepresented groups.”
In total, the Home Point foundation will allocate grants to 25 minority and 25 female-owned mortgage brokerages. Awards include one $50,000 grant, four $25,000 grants and 20 $17,500 grants per group.
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