2024 Woman of Influence: Tai Christensen

Tai Christensen

As co-founder of affordable housing innovator Arrive Home, Tai Christensen is dedicated to closing the real estate wealth gap that’s locking minority borrowers out of homeownership, and she’s actively pushing the envelope to bring new ideas to the table. Christensen’s mission is to help responsible borrowers in underserved communities obtain homeownership through their national down payment assistance program and Arrive Home’s Earned Equity Program, an innovative long-term purchase program.

Christensen is a firm believer that homeownership empowers people to build generational wealth — a key ingredient to social mobility and financial security — and she travels the country, speaking at events that focus on increasing homeownership in minority and marginalized communities. In 2022, Christensen co-founded Arrive Home, where she serves as president of the national affordable housing innovator that aims to help responsible borrowers in underserved communities through down payment assistance through its new Earned Equity Program, a long-term purchase contract for consumers who are unable to obtain traditional financing. Christensen has dedicated the last year to building the Earned Equity Program with her team and specifically curating the programs guidelines. 

Through Arrive Home, Christensen works with governmental entities, lenders and nonprofits to offer mortgage products designed to enable correspondent lenders to confidently deliver loans to reliable borrowers who qualify under FHA guidelines. Christensen’s commitment to expanding access to homeownership compels her to be a vocal participant in the mortgage space — joining panels and podcasts in the hopes that she can engage the lending community in a dialogue about how they can help precipitate meaningful sustainable change.


Tai Christensen



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Arrive Home

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