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Tai Christensen to speak at HW Annual Sept. 27-28

The Director of Government Affairs for CBC Mortgage Agency to participate in panel on Expanding Homeownership

The Biden administration recently announced its efforts to address the lack of affordable housing in America by increasing funding for existing programs geared toward producing, financing and rehabilitating affordable housing. HousingWire invited Tai Christensen, director of government affairs for CBC Mortgage Agency, to HW Annual Sept 27-28 to discuss these recent efforts by the Biden administration and how the mortgage and real estate industries can responsibly expand homeownership in under-served communities.

Christensen has 17 years of experience in the mortgage industry, starting her career in 2003 as a contract loan processor for multiple mortgage brokerages in Salt Lake City. In 2008 she began to work with the many American families facing foreclosure due to the Great Recession. She managed a mortgage brokerage focusing on modifying loans for borrowers facing foreclosure, and then became the senior manager of a law firm specializing in negotiating mortgage terms for borrowers with Trustee Auction dates. 

Most recently, Christensen has become a national spokesperson for the UHOUSI Initiative, a comprehensive plan that focuses on increasing sustainable homeownership within black and brown communities. She also serves as an advisory council member for the American Mortgage Diversity Council.

Christensen will join Montell Watson, director of corporate strategy at Movement Mortgage and Laura Brandao, president and partner at American Financial Resources for a panel discussion on recent FHA updates, the role of credit scoring and credit alternatives and how real estate professionals can play a role in changing the script of homeownership. 

HW Annual will focus on All Things Housing, bringing together professionals from real estate, closing, valuations and mortgage to tackle some of the most important topics in the industry, with experts and practitioners to give you the information you can’t get anywhere else. 

In addition to Christensen, the event will feature keynote sessions with cybersecurity expert Selim Aissi and president of Blend and former CEO of Fannie MaeTim Mayopoulos

Attendees will also hear from industry pros like Christian Wallace, head of real estate services at, Logan Mohtashami, HousingWire’s lead analyst, and Lyle Radke, head of collateral policy at Fannie Mae.

The event will also have sessions covering:

  • The future of valuation
  • How regulators are coordinating their oversight under Biden
  • Cybersecurity
  • How technology is helping to solve servicing challenges
  • Innovating in a purchase market
  • And so much more!

HW Annual will be a great time to network as you enjoy the venue, the Omni Frisco, which is situated in a walkable area full of restaurants, bars, and the Star, the site of the Dallas Cowboys practice field. The schedule includes time to discover the latest technology through product demos and time to catch up with peers.

Find out all the details here. Our HW+ members get a highly discounted rate and you can take advantage of that by signing up here.

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