WASHINGTON, DC, August 2, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Housing Finance Strategies Founder and CEO Faith Schwartz announced today that she has recruited industry veteran Jeff Jaffee to join her firm as an advisor principal specializing in fair lending and consumer protection compliance.
In appointing Jaffee to this critical role, Schwartz said, “Our clients are committed to addressing the structural issues that have caused disparities in access to housing finance for many decades. Jeff’s experience in Fair Lending, Community Reinvestment Act Compliance and Special Purpose Credit programs provides transformational opportunities for our clients looking to create compliant programs to reach all members of the community of a lender.
Jeff brings over 30 years of experience in fair lending, consumer protection, compliance and mortgage lending to Housing Finance Strategies. Most recently, Jeff led Consumer Protection and Fair Lending Compliance at Freddie Mac.
Prior to his role at Freddie Mac, Jeff worked at Bank of the West where he ran CRA and Fair Lending. Previously, Jaffee was at Saxon Mortgage where he built an early fair service model. And Jeff spent 27 years at Citi where he held several positions including Head of ARC and Fair Lending.
Commenting on this new position, Jaffee said, “I am very excited to join the Faith team and share my knowledge and skills with key players in the mortgage industry who are looking to strengthen access to housing finance for all communities. As regulators focus on new tools such as special-purpose credit programs, there are opportunities to leverage technology and expertise to develop programs for first-time homebuyers in diverse communities across across the country.
Housing Finance Strategies was founded by Faith Schwartz in 2016 as a professional services and advisory firm specializing in mortgage modernization, housing policy, compliance, and legislative and regulatory affairs. Schwartz sits on a number of banking and fintech boards and has a long history of organizing and moderating housing industry events. Schwartz has created and hosted national housing policy conferences with #HousingDC22 registration now open with the virtual event streaming September 27-28, 2022.
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