2023 Woman of Influence: Tai Christensen

This article was originally published at HousingWire.

Name:

Tai Christensen

Title:

Co-Founder and Chief Diversity Officer

Company Name:

Arrive Home

Industry

Mortgage

Tai Christensen wants to close the real estate wealth gap that’s locking minority borrowers out of homeownership, and she won’t slow down until she’s made a difference. Christensen recently co-founded Arrive Home, a social enterprise dedicated to helping responsible borrowers in underserved communities through alternative credit solutions and down payment assistance. It’s a systemic problem plaguing our country, according to Christensen, and anyone working in the lending industry right now should be actively thinking about how to solve it. Christensen is motivated by her unwavering belief that helping underserved borrowers achieve sustainable homeownership enables them to build generational wealth — a key ingredient to social mobility and financial security.

Through Arrive Home, Christensen works with government entities, lenders and nonprofits to offer innovative and diverse mortgage products designed to enable correspondent lenders to confidently deliver loans to reliable borrowers who qualify under FHA guidelines. Christensen’s commitment to increasing homeownership among minorities compels her to be a vocal participant in the mortgage space, speaking at multiple industry conferences and appearing regularly on mortgage-related podcasts in an effort to engage lending professionals about how they, too, can play a role in creating sustainable change.

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