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DPA and Affordable Housing Programs Panel
Get the answers to all of your questions about DPA and Affordable Housing programs in Colorado. Our expert panel will bring you up-to-speed on the programs available to lenders of all sizes.
Rob Chrane
Rob Chrane - Down Payment Resource
Moderator

Bio coming soon.

Richard Ferguson
Richard Ferguson - President at Chenoa Fund, CBC Mortgage Agency
Panelist

Down payment obstacle exists for many today, and Richard Ferguson, President of CBC Mortgage Agency, is knocking down barriers to homeownership through providing down payment assistance. The CBC Mortgage Agency's Chenoa Fund partnered with the UHOUSI Initiative last year in hopes of knocking down the obstacle for minorities and millennials. Ferguson has made it clear that without down payment assistance, millions of Americans would be shut out of the homebuying market and, with the assistance, creditworthy buyers and their families can reap the many benefits of homeownership. Ferguson can discuss a variety of down payment assistance programs in the United States that can assist renters and first-time homebuyers qualify for a mortgage. He can explain DPA program requirements and discuss the necessity of working with government entities, such as FHA, to expand down payment assistance and knock down one of the major barriers to homeownership—saving for a down payment.

Michelle Mitchell
Michelle Mitchell - President, Colorado Housing Assistance Corp. (CHAC)
Panelist

Michelle joined CHAC in 1990 and was appointed President in 1992. Prior to joining CHAC, Michelle was the loan servicing manager of a small commercial mortgage broker. She is a graduate of University of Colorado and did post graduate studies at Regis University. She is a Denver native and currently lives with her husband in Lakewood.

Paige Omohundro
Paige Omohundro - Business Development Manager, Home Finance, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA)
Panelist

Paige is the Business Development Manager at Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) and has over 15 years of experience in affordable housing and community development. At CHFA, Paige manages the home finance business development team, providing outreach and training opportunities for lenders, real estate agents, nonprofit groups, and consumers to learn more about CHFA’s homebuyer programs and services. Prior to joining CHFA, Paige worked for the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation where she managed similar programs in her home state of Texas. Paige earned a master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University. In her spare time, she serves as a Board Member of the Colorado Community Land Trust and loves exploring Colorado with her husband and daughter.