Hope Credit Union and Hope Enterprise Corporation were recognized with the 2019 Housing Visionary Award from the National Housing Conference during a gala here that recognized organizations and individuals making significant contributions toward advancing affordable housing.
“50 years after the last national housing act was passed, much has changed, but not nearly enough. Today, we have the knowledge, experience and political skills necessary to solve America’s housing crisis.” – David M. Dworkin
The bill has also been endorsed by the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, the Community Home Lenders Association, the National Housing Conference, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals and the National Consumer Law Center on behalf of its low-income clients.
The National Housing Conference, a nonprofit organization that advocates for affordable housing nationwide, presented Jackson-based Hope Enterprise Corporation with its 2019 Housing Visionary Award during its annual Housing Visionary Awards Gala in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, June 6.
“Generally, when rates are lower you want to refinance, especially if you’re in a adjustable rate mortgage and have an opportunity to go into a fixed-rate [mortgage], and lock that price in. But where we are now, after many years, most people have refinanced.” -David M. Dworkin
“We are millions of units short of affordable housing and the result is that nearly half of all renters spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent,” said David M. Dworkin, the National Housing Conference’s president and CEO, in a statement. “This legislation is an important step towards closing the housing supply gap, but there’s much more to do.”
“But at least the firefighters and plumbers can afford to rent here, while a bank teller must spend almost 60 percent of his or her income on rent, according to a report on key workers and housing commissioned by Housing Colorado from the National Housing Conference that was released Thursday.”
“He’s been a linchpin in all the major workstreams at Treasury. It’s a really big loss, and it’s going to be critical that somebody fills the role with his level of expertise.” – David M. Dworkin
Cooper Sr. will be honored with the Carl A.S. Coan Sr. award from the National Housing Conference at its 47th Annual Housing Visionary Awards in Washington D.C.
“WNC, a leading provider of investment, asset management and development services in the affordable housing industry, announced today that Founder and Chairman of the Board Will Cooper Sr. has been named the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Carl A.S. Coan Sr. Award, presented by the National Housing Conference.”
“We have the first treasury secretary in American history who has professional experience running portions of the mortgage markets. He appreciates their value and is highly committed to not leaving Treasury with the GSEs still in conservatorship.” -David M. Dworkin