Down Payment Resource Presents Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award to Tonya Todd

Tonya Todd awarded 2019 Affordable Housing Leadership Award

Tonya Todd honored for championing affordable housing programs

Atlanta, GA, February 13, 2020 — Down Payment Resource (DPR) is proud to announce Tonya Todd, Housing Director for HilltopSecurities, as the 2019 recipient of the Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award.

The award, named in memory of accomplished real estate veteran Beverly Faull, recognizes an individual who has demonstrated leadership in providing more access to homeownership and affordable housing finance solutions. Faull was a well-respected veteran in the MLS and housing industry and one of DPR’s first employees. keep reading

Homeownership Program Index Report Debunks Top 5 Down Payment Myths

HPI Q4 2019 graphic

Down Payment Resource, the nationwide database for homebuyer programs, released its Fourth Quarter 2019 Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The latest HPI data debunks five common down payment myths that may be keeping buyers on the sidelines longer than necessary.

Down Payment Resource (DPR) communicates with 1,165 program administrators to track and update the country’s wide range of homeownership programs, including down payment and closing cost programs, Mortgage Credit Certificates (MCCs), affordable first mortgages and more.  keep reading

4 Ways Modern Agents Empower New Homebuyers

As we enter a new decade, owning a home may seem even more like a far-fetched goal.

Buyers face an inventory shortage, especially for entry level homes; home prices and rents continue to rise, but not wages; and the entire home buying process is still very much a mystery to many renters. Affordability and saving for a down payment remain top concerns, keeping buyers on the sidelines.

But there are positive trends developing. keep reading