USDA Rural Development State Director Stan Gruszynski has named Inlanta Mortgage as a recipient of USDA's 2013 Platinum Million Dollar Lender Award.The Award is presented each year to lenders who have partnered with, and made a significant contribution to, supporting Wisconsin rural residents looking to become homeowners through the USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing (GRH) Program.
In fiscal year 2013, Inlanta Mortgage utilized more than $5 million of GRH program funds by financing home purchases to help moderate income families in Wisconsin. More than 3,900 families across Wisconsin were able to purchase a home last year through the GRH loan program, totaling nearly $486.5 million.
“Working with our lending partners across the state, we’ve made a difference to those rural families prepared to realize the responsibility and benefits of owning a home,” said Gruszynski. “The last several years have been challenging for homebuyers in rural communities. By partnering with local lenders we are able to leverage our resources and overcome financial barriers in order to help rural communities move forward.
“We value our partnership with Inlanta Mortgage,” he added, “and commend their achievement and contributions to meeting rural housing goals for Wisconsin.”
Inlanta Mortgage is committed to helping meet the needs of rural families across the country. In fact, Inlanta Mortgage Branch Manager Laura Leonhard, was recognized as the Top USDA Lender in the nation by Scotsman Guide for both 2012 and 2013.
The Million Dollar Lender Award is given at three levels Silver, Gold, and Platinum, based on the total amount of funding utilized by the lender; Silver level disbursed more than $1 million, Gold level disbursed more than $2 million, and Platinum level disbursed more than $5 million during the past year.