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An Event That Can Transform Homeownership

If you’ve never experienced the Reaching Millions Leadership in Housing Training Conference, you’ve been missing out on one of the most powerful conferences in the homeownership development industry. Every year, HomeFree-USA brings together nonprofit, faith-based, government, and real estate finance leaders to improve the housing, homeownership and financial aspirations of low-to-moderate income people across the country.

This year the conference takes place in Washington, DC. Read on to discover how it can help you further your goals.

Anyone who works in homeownership development knows that partnerships are key. Whether you’re a realtor, a lender or a nonprofit leader working to improve homeownership outcomes in all communities, the right partner can lead you to greater success. Quite simply, an opportunity to meet new partners and exchange information is priceless.

If you’ve never experienced the Reaching Millions Leadership in Housing Training Conference, you’ve been missing out on one of the most powerful conferences in the homeownership development industry. Every year, HomeFree-USA brings together nonprofit, faith-based, government, and real estate finance leaders to improve the housing, homeownership and financial aspirations of people of color low-to-moderate income people across the country.

Participants come away with valuable connections, business-transforming ideas and new ways to increase homeownership opportunities in our communities.

This year’s conference, September 17-19 in Washington, DC, is no exception. The theme is Relationships Build Presence, Performance, Profits: Who You Know Determines Where You’ll Go and it’s poised to be the most transformative conference yet.

Participants will be able to:

  • Forge connections with community and faith-based organizations.
  • Make themselves known among nonprofit homeownership providers. 
  • Elevate their CRA standing in LMI communities.
  • Enjoy all the benefits of a working vacation in the nation’s capital.

But networking isn’t all that the conference has to offer. We all need education and inspiration to be better people and build a better world. The conference is known for attracting world-class speakers who are eager to help participants grow. This year’s workshops and presentations include:

  • Businessman and bestselling author Stedman Graham, who will talk about how identity and authenticity are key to becoming better leaders.
  • Journalist and television personality Roland Martin, who will share what must be done to close the wealth gap.
  • Faith leaders Pastor Jamal Bryant and Bishop Marvin Sapp, who will serve up inspiration to improve participants’ personal and professional lives.
  • A host of top mortgage leaders, who will share their secrets to success and sound off on such topics as the importance of partnerships and the latest technology trends that are transforming the way homeownership professionals work with customers.

Sponsors of this year’s conference include Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Mr. Cooper, Bank of America, Citi, Fannie Mae, the Federal Housing Administration, Freddie Mac, SunTrust Mortgage, Ocwen Financial.

For those who are committed to elevating homeowners, as well as those who want to increase their own level of success, this conference is not to be missed.