Freddie Mac’s Chief Diversity Officer on Diversity and Inclusion

first_img Diversity Freddie Mac HOUSING mortgage 2017-10-02 Nicole Casperson  Print This Post Freddie Mac’s Chief Diversity Officer on Diversity and Inclusion The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Nicole Casperson Share Save October 2, 2017 2,361 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img In an effort to better represent underserved communities, as well as support ongoing diversity initiatives in the mortgage industry, Freddie Mac has announced the opening of a Borrower Help Center in McComb, Mississippi, according to a recent post by Dwight Robinson, SVP of Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion, and Chief Diversity Officer at Freddie Mac.Robinson notes that this initiative isn’t new—it is the 14th center of its kind throughout the country; however, what makes this location unique is its locale.First, it is the first located in the lower Mississippi delta, serving a rural community with a median household income of $29,720. African-Americans also makeup 66 percent of the total population, and have a homeownership rate much lower than that of the regional average—50.0 percent—compared to 70.9 percent.Freddie Mac’s effort hasn’t gone unnoticed. According to Robinson, “staff at our borrower help centers primarily help consumers by phone or appointment, but McComb is different. Since February, the McComb site has seen a tremendous number of walk-ins per month, making it far and away the most popular of our 14 centers.”Overall, 500-plus people have walked through the door to further their education on mortgage education and foreclosure assistance in the last three months. Demand for the location’s services were so great that Freddie Mac expanded its reach from three to 11 counties in the region.Fulfilling the dream of homeownership for these underserved communities is one of Freddie Mac’s main goals, and it is initiatives such as this that are championed by organization such the Five Star Institute’s American Mortgage Diversity Council, which works to usher the industry into a new era of inclusion through a continued dialogue on ways to improve and evolve.You can read Robinson’s full perspective on Freddie Mac’s website here. Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Diversity Freddie Mac HOUSING mortgage Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] Home / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac’s Chief Diversity Officer on Diversity and Inclusion Previous: Mortgage Servicing Challenges: LoanCare President Weighs In Next: Delinquencies Forcasted to Rise in Coming Months in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribelast_img read more

World Dream Delivered to Genting Hong Kong

first_imgGerman shipbuilder Meyer Werft has handed over the new cruise vessel World Dream to the Asian shipping company Dream Cruises, a subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong. The new ship can accommodate 3,376 passengers and is 335 meters long, 39.7 meters wide and can reach a speed of more than 23 knots. This cruise ship also carries a small deep-sea submarine that can take guests down to a depth of up to 200 metres. In addition, World Dream has been designed and built according to the latest safety regulations, Meyer Werft said.“This is the 44th cruise ship we delivered. Our team made a great job. I am proud and thankful for their contribution,” said Tim Meyer, Managing Director of Meyer Werft.The new cruise ship has been designed for the rapidly growing Asian cruise market.After being handed over to the cruise company in Bremerhaven, World Dream will set sail to Asia where it will offer cruises for two, five and seven nights. Sailing from Hong Kong, it will cruise through regions in Vietnam and China.Once it arrives in Asia in November of this year, the ship will replace its sister ship Genting Dream in the Pearl Delta and Genting Dream will be homeported in Singapore.Delivered to the company from German shipbuilder Meyer Werft on October 12, 2016, the Genting Dream can accommodate 3,400 passengers and 2,000 crew.Earlier this month Genting Hong Kong announced delisting from the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST).The company said that the move is in line with its strategic focus on its cruise ship business in Asia, in particular, North-Asia, as the company continues to undertake initiatives to tap the burgeoning growth potential in the Chinese market.Image Courtesy: Meyer Werft; Video Courtesy: Dream Cruiseslast_img read more

Phillip D. Weaver

first_imgPhillip D. Weaver, 66, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Monday, October 24, 2016 in Cincinnati, OH.He was born April 1, 1950 in Cincinnati, Ohio, son of Orville Weaver and the late Mary Ellen Weaver.Phillip served as County Treasurer for Dearborn County as well as Clerk of Courts since 1980. He enjoyed his work at the courthouse and met many friends and colleagues in his 36 years of public service.He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, the Dearborn County 4-H Board of Directors, the Dearborn County Fair Board, Republican Men’s Club and was involved with the South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars program. Phillip graduated from Aurora High School and then went on to Purdue University. He enjoyed farming and raising cattle. He was the announcer for a number of livestock shows during the Dearborn and Ohio County 4-H fairs. He served as the final Dearborn County Torch Bearer to celebrate the Indiana State Bicentennial. He loved spending time with his family and friends and will be greatly missed.Surviving are his father, Orville Weaver of Aurora, IN; wife of 45 years, Beverly Weaver of Aurora, IN; children, Adam (Allison) Weaver of Aurora, IN, Amanda (Britton) Blair of Vale, SD; siblings, Becki (Pete) Nocks of Aurora, IN, Dana (Donna) Weaver of Philo, IL. and Darrell (Beth) Weaver of Dillsboro, IN.; Grandsons, Jack and Colt Blair, and Case Weaver.He was preceded in death by brother, Murl Weaver and mother, Mary Ellen Weaver.Friends will be received Friday, October 28, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at St. John Lutheran Church, 220 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 7:00 pm at the church with Pastor Edward Davis officiating.Contributions may be made to Dearborn County 4-H Association or St. John Lutheran School. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: last_img read more

Olmo: Bale better athlete than Ronaldo

first_imgFormer Real Madrid medical chief, Jesus Olmo, has declared Gareth Bale a better natural athletic than Cristiano Ronaldo, now of Juventus. Olmo worked with both stars at Real before leaving the club last year. “Possibly the best athlete I’ve seen is Gareth Bale,” he told Ideal. “He’s a natural athlete capable of excelling at practically any sport. He has unusual genetics and athletic ability, and I would say technical ability as well. “He’s the one who impressed me most in all aspects, although there is then performance, which comes about from different circumstances.”Advertisement Olmo also said of Bale: “All athletes have their handicaps. “People only see when a player is injured, but there are footballers who play when they’ve got physical problems. read also:Agent shuts down Newcastle talk for Bale “A good medical team ensure that you have the minimum possible chronic problems, but the only way to overcoming them is by working hard and very well in a target way. That requires effort and depends a lot on the player. “Nothing detracts from a high-level athlete’s performance more than chronic pain. Solving a small tendon problem is the best thing you can do for a footballer.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img read more