Marcia Griffin is on a mission to financially strengthen people and elevate homeownership success for people of color across America. As founder and president of HomeFree-USA, Marcia has helped thousands to save, keep and get more money through Homeownership, which she feels is the key to long term wealth for all people. HomeFree-USA enjoys a remarkable 0% foreclosure rate among families that have participated in the organization’s pre- and post-purchase program. Serving as a bridge between financial institutions and the community, Marcia addresses the needs of homebuyers and homeowners with targeted education, distinctive marketing strategies and unique lender products. A recognized homeownership expert and frequent guest speaker, Marcia is a member of the Freddie Mac Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, the Fannie Mae Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, the Ocwen Financial Community Advisory Council, America’s Homeowner Alliance, Wells Fargo Housing Foundation
Committee, the Advisory Council of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Council and the Quicken Advisory Council. Recently HomeFree-USA launched the Center for Financial Advancement at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Our goal is to introduce students to the mortgage industry and advance homeownership as an important goal for parents, faculty and inner city residents. Most importantly, HomeFree-USA will expand diversity in mortgage finance and increase homeownership in diverse communities. Marcia is a tireless advocate for nonprofit leaders and for disadvantaged people everywhere. Under her leadership, HomeFree-USA funds and strengthens the capacity of 53 other nonprofits that represent the interests of 4.5 million diverse families across the country.