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New American Funding Initiatives Drives Minority Purchase Lending In 2020

Navi Persaud
Nov 17, 2020
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New American Funding reported that it's Latino Focus initiative and New American Dream initiatives were major factors in the company's increase in purchase lending to minorities in 2020.

New American states that its purchase lending in 2020 is 44.9% more than the industry percentage in lending to minorities, based on the most available data. The company added that an estimated 32.9% of its home purchase loans in 2020 have been to minority homebuyers, according to a press release.

The company also stated that its loans are performing well, which is promoting the expansion of minority homeownership and the growth of generational wealth in minority communities.

"The company's focus on lending to minorities has also led to one of the more diverse workforces in the entire industry. Approximately 45% of the company's workforce are minorities and 60% of the company's employees are female," according to the press release.

"Our team is willing to go the extra mile to help tackle the challenges of obtaining homeownership for deserving borrowers. It's taken years of hard work for us to get where we are, but we know this is not the finish line. We're going to keep working hard to ensure that everyone who can buy a home is able to," said New American Funding co-founder and CEO Rick Arvielo.

The Latino Focus initiative was established in 2013, with the mission to enhance the quality of the lending experience among Hispanic consumers. Additionally, the New American Dream initiative was established in 2016 to help raise awareness and help increase homeownership in Black communities. 

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