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Creating Tangible Financial Foundations For Underserved Communities

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Leading from Experience

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Latino couple signing papersAt Arrive Home we are striving to break down the barriers to homeownership for both minority buyers, along with traditional customers, creating opportunities that have the potential to benefit generations to come. Robust technology powered by our impeccable team makes it easy and seamless for lenders to serve your clients at the highest level. By providing the resources we work in partnership with you to create alternative credit solutions for all responsible borrowers.

When you partner with us, you can feel confident you are helping borrowers find suitable products that will pave the way for responsible and sustainable homeownership. 

We want to help more qualified buyers access homeownership. Our goal is to:

  • Create sustainable homeowners  
  • Offer responsible and reliable financing options
  • Create ease of access to financing 
  • Break down barriers facing minority communities
  • Establish alternative financing options for those who don’t fit the standard credit mold

Core Pillars & Values

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Every lender and homebuyer deserves a reliable and simple  process that makes their experience easy and smooth.

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Having a dependable and stable down payment assistance program paves a path to homeownership.

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No matter the ethnicity or credit model, everyone who has the resources should be able to buy a home.

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Homeownership creates a ripple effect that not only affects one family’s lifetime, but onwards into the coming generations.  Homeownership increases financial security and the opportunity to pass along wealth. 

The opposite is also true. The false, negative beliefs that home ownership is not possible or desirable drastically reduces the capacity for a family unit to build wealth, long term security, or to have means to pass down an inheritance. 

Breaking the cycle of homeownership trauma, so often seen in minority communities, is possible. That’s why we created Arrive Home!

Meet the Founders

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Matt Pettit, President and co-founder of Arrive Home

Matt Pettit

Matt Pettit is the President and co-founder of Arrive Home, a national down payment assistance provider, and operational entity for multiple governmental agencies. He has over two decades of experience in the mortgage and fintech industry, spending most of his career in leadership roles. Matt serves as chair of the NAHREP Northwest Corporate Board of Governors. He is committed to increasing homeownership opportunities in minority communities using carefully crafted, quality programs that bridge innovative market solutions with easy-to-use software. Matt lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife and two small children.

Chris Tyrrell

Chris Tyrrell is the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Arrive Home. 

With 22 years in the mortgage space, managing diverse credit, compliance, production and other departments, Chris brings a unique dimension of operational experience to the team, including a sharp focus on risk, lending operations and customer experience.  Chris’ vision includes a seamless operational experience for all lending partners that puts control of the process in the hands of our partners, while delivering a risk platform that lenders have confidence in.  

Chris, along with his wife, Micah and three children live in Southern California. 

Chris Tyrrell is the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Arrive Home
Shawn King, headshot and co founder of Arrive Home

Shawn King

Shawn is the Executive Vice President of National Sales and a co-founder of Arrive Home, a national down payment assistance social enterprise for multiple government agencies.  His relevant experience spans over 20 years in the mortgage and real estate space consisting of tens of thousands of mortgage transactions comprising several billion in mortgage volume.

A teacher at heart, Shawn seeks to help people better themselves through an education of the value of home ownership and the options to achieve it.  Shawn has enjoyed this journey with his wife of 28 years and their three daughters, making their home in Star, Idaho

Tai Christensen

Tai Christensen is the Chief Diversity and Public Relations Officer for Arrive Home, a national down payment assistance social enterprise for multiple governmental entities. She attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and has nearly 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry specializing in working with underserved communities. She serves as Chair of the American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) and also serves as a board member for Axis Lending Academy, a non-profit that specializes in lifting diverse talent within the mortgage lending industry.  Tai is a winner of the 2021 Mortgage Professional America Elite Women Award and a finalist for the 2021 Women in Housing Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award. She has been featured on Fox Business News, as well as articles in the Washington Post, Mortgage Professional America, MReport, Real Estate Weekly, Forbes, and numerous podcasts.  She is passionate about assisting credit worthy borrowers in disadvantaged communities become homeowners and build inter-generational wealth through homeownership. Tai lives in Eagle Mountain, Utah with her husband, 3 daughters and their black lab, Charley.

Tai Christensen, Chief Diversity and Public Relations Officer for Arrive Home

Why Choose Arrive Home?

  • The executive team's combined experience is over 80 years of experience with over 10k loans resulting in billions of dollars in mortgages.

  • Over 10,000 mortgage transactions

  • Over $1 Billion in mortgage volume

Rental Statistics for 2022

There are more than 21 million mortgage-ready millennials in 31 large metropolitan areas around the country who have the credit scores, debt-to-income ratios, and credit history that suggest they could qualify for a mortgage. Of these mortgage-ready millennials, 4.6 million are Hispanic.

In the 31 largest MSAs, there are over 1.7 million black millennials who would qualify for a mortgage.

NAR reports Asian and Hispanic Americans to have the highest homeownership rates in a decade, at 61.7% and 51.1%, respectively.

Over the next 25 years, the Hispanic population will make up more than half of all net new households in the United States.