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Housing Finance Agency Funds $14 Million in Affordable Loans

Last week CBC Mortgage Agency (CBCMA) announced that $14 million in affordable home loans have been purchased to date via the company's online platform—CRA Note Exchange.

CBC Mortgage Agency is a nationally chartered housing finance agency founded in 2013. Its aim is to help low-moderate income consumers, often in minority neighborhoods, achieve the dream of homeownership.

The CRA Note Exchange was launched in 2018 and enables CBMA to sell second lien down payment assistance mortgages and in turn provide reduced-cost home financing for the lower-income families the agency serves.

"As a virtual marketplace for CRA-eligible notes, our CRA Note Exchange is an important tool for creating liquidity that enables us to continue to fund our down payment assistance programs," said CBC Mortgage Agency President Richard Ferguson. "Because most families who utilize our down payment assistance programs are minorities, people of color are the primary beneficiaries of the Exchange."

This online platform is also open for non-profit homebuilders, affordable housing organizations, and state housing finance agencies to sell CRA-eligible mortgage loans and in turn, raise capital for low or moderate-income residential construction projects or loan originations.

"Banks are able to review, select and purchase loans in specific areas that support their CRA lending objectives. In addition to providing an opportunity for banks to obtain CRA credits, the Exchange makes secondary market sales more efficient," the company said in a statement.

About Author: Rachel Williams

Rachel Williams attended Texas Christian University (TCU), where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor of Arts in English and History. Williams is a member of Phi Beta Kappa , widely recognized as the nation’s most prestigious honor society. Subsequent to graduating from TCU, Williams joined the Five Star Institute as an editorial intern, advancing to staff writer, associate editor and is currently the editor in chief and head of corporate communications. She has over a decade of editorial experience with a primary focus on the U.S. residential mortgage industry and financial markets. Williams resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband. She can be reached at [email protected]

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