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Housing Finance Strategies Names Industry Leader Jeff Jaffee as Senior Advisor

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Housing Finance Strategies Founder & CEO Faith Schwartz today announced she has recruited industry veteran Jeff Jaffee to join her firm as a Senior Advisor focusing on fair lending and consumer protection compliance.

In naming Jaffee to this critical role, Schwartz said, "Our clients are committed to addressing the structural issues that have caused disparities in access to housing finance over many decades. Jeff's experience in Fair Lending, Community Reinvestment Act Compliance and Special Purpose Credit Programs offer transformative opportunities for our clients seeking to build compliant programs to reach all members of a lender's community."

Jeff brings more than 30 years' experience in fair lending, consumer protection, compliance and mortgage to Housing Finance Strategies. Most recently, Jeff led Consumer Protection and Fair Lending Compliance at Freddie Mac.

Prior to his role at Freddie Mac, Jeff served at Bank of the West where he headed CRA and Fair Lending. Previously, Jaffee was at Saxon Mortgage where he built an early fair servicing model. And Jeff spent 27 years at Citi where he had multiple roles including head of CRA and Fair Lending.

Of the new position, Jaffee said "I am very excited to be joining Faith's team and sharing my knowledge and skills with key mortgage industry participants seeking to build access to housing finance for all communities. As regulators focus on new tools such as Special Purpose Credit Programs, there are opportunities to leverage technology and expertise to develop programs to serve new homebuyers in diverse communities across the country."

Housing Finance Strategies was established by Faith Schwartz in 2016 as a professional services and advisory firm specializing in mortgage modernization, housing policy, compliance and legislative and regulatory affairs. Schwartz serves on a number of bank and fintech boards and has a lengthy record of hosting and moderating housing industry events. Schwartz has created and delivered national housing policy conferences with #HousingDC22 registration now open with the virtual event being streamed on September 27-28, 2022.

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Housing Finance Strategies Hires Stuart Quinn as Managing Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Housing Finance Strategies Founder & CEO Faith Schwartz today announced she has recruited mortgage consulting and product manager Stuart Quinn to join her firm as Managing Director.

"To accommodate the growth trajectory in our advisory services practice, we are pleased to welcome Stuart Quinn to our leadership team," said Schwartz. "Stuart brings a wealth of housing knowledge, mortgage modernization expertise and fintech insight to our practice."

Quinn, who has worked in housing finance, mortgage policy and technology in the private sector for over 10 years, joins Housing Finance Strategies from Accenture where he served as Product Manager focusing on the evaluation and integration of new mortgage fintech solutions, GSE technology integrations and end-user and/or borrower experience into broader enterprise IT infrastructure and LOS systems.

Prior to Accenture, Stuart worked in Advisory Services as Policy Research and Strategy Analyst for property data and analytics provider CoreLogic producing data-driven policy impact analysis and reporting solutions for mortgage market participants.

"I am pleased to rejoin forces with Faith and look forward to adding to the outstanding business she has built at Housing Finance Strategies. Given our work together previously at HOPE NOW and CoreLogic, this move represents a logical career step forward where I can leverage my skills and expertise in mortgage fintech and innovation for the benefit of the industry," said Quinn.

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Housing Finance Strategies was established by Faith Schwartz in 2016 as a professional services and advisory firm specializing in mortgage modernization, housing policy and legislative and regulatory affairs. Schwartz serves on a number of bank and fintech boards and has a lengthy record of hosting and moderating housing industry events. Since 2019, Schwartz has created and delivered national housing policy conferences with #HousingDC22 coming September 27-28, 2022.

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Housing Finance Strategies Names Allen Jones Chief Administrative Officer

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Housing Finance Strategies President Faith Schwartz today announced that she has named industry veteran and former Big 4 consulting executive Allen Jones as Chief Administrative Officer and Managing Director of the Consulting Practice.

Jones joined Housing Finance Strategies in 2017 and has assisted in the growth of the firm's professional services practice with a focus on execution and client engagement. In addition to his delivery work, Jones has leveraged his consulting background to build out the firm's infrastructure and social media presence.

"We reward success and I am pleased to acknowledge Allen's efforts with today's promotion. With our continued growth trajectory, Allen will help to ensure our expansion and quality of delivery," said Faith Schwartz.

Allen Jones has worked in housing finance and mortgage policy for 25 years in both the private and public sector. His career highlights include building the nation's first automated underwriting system for FHA and VA loans while at Freddie Mac; serving as a Schedule C Political Appointee in the Office of Housing at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for two presidential administrations; and managing the national FHA/VA business for Bank of America Home Loans.

About Housing Finance Strategies:

Housing Finance Strategies was established by Faith Schwartz in 2016 as a professional services and advisory firm specializing in mortgage modernization, housing policy and legislative and regulatory affairs. Schwartz serves on a number of bank and fintech boards and has a lengthy record of hosting and moderating housing industry events. Since 2019, Schwartz has partnered in creating and delivering national housing policy conferences under the #HousingDC umbrella.

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#HousingDC22 Announces New Sponsors and Author Nick Timiraos

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Housing Finance Strategies President Faith Schwartz made two key announcements today regarding the firm's annual housing policy and technology event on September 26-27, 2022.

"We are so excited to announce additions to our sponsorship ranks this week as ADCO, Assurant and Snapdocs have joined as Silver Sponsors. Our sponsors are critical to our success and they open our event to all who wish to attend as guests with our compliments.

"And given #HousingDC22 focuses in part on the balancing act of public policy, who better than Nick Timiraos to address the ongoing monetary policy debate of the Fed as it grapples with the war in Russia and inflation. I've known Nick and communicated with him on key issues the mortgage industry has faced since the Housing Crisis and in my role leading HOPE NOW. Nick is an engaging speaker and having him on our agenda is in keeping with our mission to feature the highest quality level speakers that our audience has come to expect from a Housing Finance Strategies produced event," said Faith Schwartz.

Nick Timiraos is the chief economics correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, where he covers the Federal Reserve and U.S. economic policy. He is the author of "Trillion Dollar Triage" (2022), a narrative account of the economic-policy response to the shock caused by the Covid pandemic. He joined the Journal in 2006 and previously wrote about the U.S. housing bust and the 2008 election. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and lives with his family in Washington, D.C.

The list of #HousingDC22 sponsors is growing and is a testament to the high quality delivered. Caliber, FICO, Finance of America Reverse, FormFree, Freedom, JPM Chase, Mr. Cooper and RiskSpan are Platinum sponsors. CoreLogic, LoanCare, Mortgage Connect, Notarize and Volly are Gold sponsors. And ADCO, Assurant, Black Knight, Depth PR, Snapdocs and USMI are Silver sponsors.

Make plans now to Save the Date: https://www.housingdc22.com/.

Registration is complimentary. And watch for more sponsor updates, key speaker announcements and event details to come.

Housing Finance Strategies was established by Faith Schwartz in 2016 as a professional services and advisory firm specializing in mortgage modernization, housing policy and legislative and regulatory affairs. Schwartz serves on a number of bank and fintech boards and has a lengthy record of hosting and moderating housing industry events. Schwartz has created and delivered multiple housing events and a number of national housing policy conferences. Learn more: https://housingfinancestrategies.com/

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#HousingDC22 Announces New Sponsors and Political Commentator Amy Walter

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Housing Finance Strategies President Faith Schwartz made two key announcements today regarding the firm's annual housing policy and technology event on September 26-27, 2022. "We are so excited to announce additions to our sponsorship ranks as JPM Chase and Finance of America Reverse have joined as Platinum Sponsors and Volly as a Gold Sponsor. Our sponsors are critical to our success and they open our event to all who wish to attend as guests with our compliments," said Faith Schwartz.

She added, "And given #HousingDC22 will take place ahead of the critical midterm elections, we are especially pleased to share that noted political commentator Amy Walter will address the impact of the 2022 election cycle on the housing finance industry. Having Sunday morning talk show pundit Walter with us is in keeping with our mission to feature the highest quality level of speakers that our audience has come to expect from a Housing Finance Strategies produced event."

Amy Walter is the national editor of the Cook Political Report and a frequent on-air analyst. She appears weekly on "Politics Monday" on the PBS NewsHour and is a regular Sunday panelist on NBC's "Meet the Press" and CNN's "Inside Politics" and appears frequently on "Special Report with Bret Baier" on FOX.

The list of #HousingDC22 sponsors is growing and is a testament to the high quality delivered. Caliber, FICO, Finance of America Reverse, FormFree, Freedom, JPM Chase, Mr. Cooper and RiskSpan are Platinum sponsors. CoreLogic, LoanCare, Mortgage Connect, Notarize and Volly are Gold sponsors. And Black Knight, Depth PR and USMI are Silver sponsors.

Make plans now to Save the Date: https://www.housingdc22.com/.

Registration is complimentary. And watch for more sponsor updates, key speaker announcements and event details to come.

Housing Finance Strategies was established by Faith Schwartz in 2016 as a professional services and advisory firm specializing in mortgage modernization, housing policy and legislative and regulatory affairs. Schwartz serves on a number of bank and fintech boards and has a lengthy record of hosting and moderating housing industry events. Schwartz has created and delivered multiple housing events and a number of national housing policy conferences.

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Housing Finance Strategies Announces #HousingDC22

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Housing Finance Strategies President Faith Schwartz today announced that the firm will host its annual housing policy and technology event on September 26-27, 2022. "Based on our amazing success last year and the demand for the content we produce, I am excited to announce our plans for next fall. #HousingDC22 will take place ahead of the critical midterm elections and will focus on the key policy and tech issues facing the industry. Importantly, our event will continue to feature the highest quality level of speakers that our audience expects from a Housing Finance Strategies produced event," said Faith Schwartz.

The returning support of #HousingDC22 sponsors is notable and a testament to the quality of the event. Caliber, FICO, FormFree, Freedom, Mr. Cooper and RiskSpan are Platinum sponsors. CoreLogic, LoanCare, Mortgage Connect and Notarize are Gold sponsors. And Black Knight, Depth PR and USMI are Silver sponsors.

"Faith and team have a track record of success and they are always on top of emerging issues, such as Climate Risk Scoring," said Bernadette Kogler, Co-founder & CEO of RiskSpan. Kogler went on to say, "With climate policy plans under development across the federal government, and the private sector already beginning to act, we see the implications to housing as paramount."

As to logistics, Suzanne Garwood, immediate past president of the Women in Housing & Finance Foundation noted: "The production quality of #HousingDC21 was remarkable. With over 1,600 registered housing industry leaders on board, I am excited about the prospects for growing that participation further with #HousingDC22!"

In addition to industry speakers, Schwartz intends to offer a political pundit's take ahead of the midterms and present the sought after Housing Champion award.

Make plans now to Save the Date: https://www.housingdc22.com/. Watch for more sponsor updates, key speaker announcements and event details to come.

Housing Finance Strategies was established by Faith Schwartz in 2016 as a professional services and advisory firm specializing in mortgage modernization, housing policy and legislative and regulatory affairs. Schwartz serves on a number of bank and fintech boards and has a lengthy record of hosting and moderating housing industry events. Schwartz has created and delivered multiple housing events and a number of national housing policy conferences.

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#HousingDC21 Sets Attendance Record

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Housing Finance Strategies Founder & CEO Faith Schwartz today recapped the successful two-day #HousingDC21 virtual conference held on September 20-21 of this week.

"With more than 1,600 registered participants, our success in hosting the nation's preeminent housing conference is a testament to our sponsors and the quality of the content we delivered," said Schwartz of #HousingDC21.

Sponsors included Black Knight Financial Services, Caliber Home Loans, Chase, Class Valuation, CoreLogic, Depth PR, FICO, First American, FormFree, Freedom Mortgage, Genworth, Mortgage Connect, Mr. Cooper, Notarize, ReverseVision, RiskSpan, USMI, Volly | Home Captain, Wells Fargo and Women in Housing & Finance.

The content featured at #HousingDC21 included an opening Day One focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and a Day Two concentration on the mortgage business from the perspective of industry leaders, fintech innovators, regulators, academia, advocacy executives and officials from the Biden Administration's Domestic Policy Council, US Department of Housing and Urban Development and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The two-day event included important discussions on climate change, appraisal bias, source data, nimble tech, 3D scanning, minority homeownership, credit invisibles, CARES Act forbearance, IMB regulation, mortgage compliance, government lending and diversity, equity and inclusion

"Like many organizations, we at Housing Finance Strategies are performance based. In planning #HousingDC21, we forecasted 1,300 registered participants. We exceeded our goal by 25% with over 1,600 individuals representing more than 500 companies, non-profits and government agencies from more than 30 states," said Housing Finance Strategies' Schwartz.

One of the benefits of the virtual #HousingDC21 event is the on-demand content. Registered attendees may view each panel and segment at their convenience.

Housing Finance Strategies was established by Faith Schwartz in 2016 as a professional services and advisory firm specializing in mortgage modernization, housing policy and legislative and regulatory affairs. Schwartz serves on a number of bank and fintech boards and has a lengthy record of hosting and moderating housing industry events.

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Wells Fargo, CoreLogic and Volly Sponsor #HousingDC21 Virtual Housing Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Housing Finance Strategies President Faith Schwartz today announced three new sponsors have joined #HousingDC21, a 100% virtual housing summit being held on September 20-21, 2021. The new sponsors are Wells Fargo, Platinum, CoreLogic, Gold and Volly, Silver.

"We are honored to have these three firms support our efforts in producing #HousingDC21 and we believe their sponsorship speaks volumes to the quality of event we will stage next September," said Faith Schwartz. "Clearly, market leaders want to participate in #HousingDC21 because they know it will provide insightful and meaningful content that informs the business agendas of 2022."

#HousingDC21 will feature speakers from the White House and officials from cabinet agencies who will pair nicely with business leaders who are executing on housing goals for the nation. Representative themes include mortgage modernization, climate change and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and how they will drive origination through securitization change - as well as regulatory oversight.

Wells Fargo, CoreLogic and Volly join the following sponsors-to-date of #HousingDC21, FormFree, FICO, Caliber Home Loans, Freedom Mortgage, Black Knight Financial Services, Notarize, First American Financial Solutions, Genworth, RiskSpan, Class Valuation, Mortgage Connect, USMI, FundingShield, ReverseVision, CoreLogic, DepthPR, Women in Housing & Finance and the Women in Housing & Finance Foundation.

Schwartz added: "With these additional sponsors at our event, and with conference registration well past expectations at this early stage, we are set to deliver the nation's premier housing policy conference this September. We have a focus on women executives in housing finance - but our event is open to all who wish to attend."

Take advantage of complimentary registration and sign-up today by clicking here: https://www.housingdc21.com/.

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Punchbowl News Founder and CEO Anna Palmer to Keynote #HousingDC21

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Housing Finance Strategies President Faith Schwartz today announced that Anna Palmer, a New York Times best-selling author who has been writing about congressional leadership, the lobbying industry, presidential campaigns and the politics of governing for more than 15 years will keynote #HousingDC21, a 100% virtual housing summit being held on September 20-21, 2021.

"When we talk mortgage and housing policy, it's critical to have the pulse of Washington, DC politics, and we are thrilled to have Anna Palmer join us at #HousingDC21 and share her perspective on the Politics of Housing," said Faith Schwartz.

Palmer is the co-founder and CEO of Punchbowl News, a news community focused on power, people, and politics in Washington. Named after the Secret Service's nickname for the Capitol, the company covers the congressional leadership and the White House, and tracks the industries and companies trying to influence them.

With incomparable access to the highest offices in Washington, Palmer is an expert on the policies, players, and personalities driving politics today. She is a frequent political commentator on CNN, Fox News, NBC and MSNBC. Earlier in her career, she led Women Rule, a nation-leading platform aimed at expanding leadership opportunities for women and hosted the critically-acclaimed Women Rule podcast.

Schwartz noted that "With the addition of Anna Palmer to our event, and conference registration nearing 500 at this early stage, we are set to deliver the nation's premier housing policy conference this September. We have a focus on women executives in housing finance - but our event is open to all who wish to attend."

Take advantage of complimentary registration and sign-up today by clicking here: https://www.housingdc21.com/.

Sponsors to-date of #HousingDC21 include: FormFree, FICO, Caliber Home Loans, Freedom Mortgage, Black Knight Financial Services, Notarize, First American Financial Solutions, Genworth, RiskSpan, Class Valuation, Mortgage Connect, USMI, FundingShield, ReverseVision, CoreLogic, DepthPR, Women in Housing & Finance and the Women in Housing & Finance Foundation.

Housing Finance Strategies was established by Faith Schwartz in 2016 as a professional services and advisory firm specializing in mortgage modernization, housing policy and legislative and regulatory affairs. Schwartz serves on a number of bank and fintech boards and has a lengthy record of hosting and moderating housing industry events.

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MBA’s Charmaine Brown to Kick-Off Day One #HousingDC21 Discussion on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Housing Finance Strategies President Faith Schwartz today announced that Charmaine Brown, the Mortgage Bankers Association Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion will kick-off Day One of #HousingDC21, a 100% virtual housing summit being held on September 20-21, 2021.

"With a focus on the importance of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, we are pleased to have Charmaine Brown as our opening speaker of Day One of #HousingDC21, the nation's premier housing policy conference," said Faith Schwartz.

In her role at MBA, Charmaine is responsible for expanding the association's strategic framework to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion are embedded throughout its programs, practices, and member-services. Brown previously led Fannie Mae's Diversity and Inclusion Engagement and Outreach in its Office of Minority and Women Inclusion.

Dana Dillard of Housing Finance Strategies will co-host the opening event with MBA's Brown and share her experience in building a nationally recognized D&I program for a Top 5 mortgage servicer - work that led to her being named a HousingWire 2020 Women of Influence.

"I am so excited to share the stage with our industry's top Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leader in Charmaine. We will dig into the importance of the topic, the challenges that remain before us and our collective optimism for building out success strategies across mortgage," said Dillard.

Named "A Leading Lady in Housing" by MReport in 2016 and Diversity Journal's Woman-Worth Watching 2018, Charmaine Brown is recognized as a diversity and inclusion thought leader, innovator, and advocate.

Mrs. Brown is a member of the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity, a former member of Securities Industries and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She serves as the Vice-Chair of the American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) and sits on the Housing Advisory Board of HomeFree USA. She is also the recipient of the Council for Inclusion in Financial Services (CIFS) Prism Award for promoting diversity and inclusion education in expansive thought as well as the National Urban League's McGannon award for relationship management and promoting diversity and inclusion.

With a focus on women executives in housing finance - but open to all who wish to attend, #HousingDC21 complimentary registration is now available by clicking here: https://www.housingdc21.com/.

Sponsors to-date of #HousingDC21 include FormFree, Caliber Home Loans, Freedom Mortgage, Black Knight Financial Services, Notarize, First American Financial Solutions, Genworth, RiskSpan, Class Valuation, Mortgage Connect, USMI, ReverseVision, FICO and DepthPR.

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