Posts by Dwight Robinson
Dwight P. Robinson is senior vice president of the Human Resources, Diversity & Outreach division and chief diversity officer of Freddie Mac. In this role, he oversees Housing Outreach, Diversity and Inclusion, Human Resources, and the Freddie Mac Foundation, as well as Supplier Diversity through a shared relationship with Corporate Finance. He is a member of the company's senior operating committee and reports directly to CEO Don Layton.
Throughout the year, across America, Freddie Mac and its employees are in your community – helping to house families and strengthen neighborhoods.
Freddie Mac’s core business is all about supporting homeownership and rental housing through financing. But we also have a significant housing and community outreach program that complements these goals and strengthens our mission.
In four major metropolitan areas, the Take RootSM Community Stabilization Initiative provides a powerful means for stabilizing neighborhoods and making a positive difference in the lives of families who call these communities home.
Take Root's two-pronged approach promotes affordable new homebuying opportunities and helps struggling homeowners who are facing foreclosure. Both are needed for local housing markets to emerge successfully from the economic crisis and thrive. Take Root starts with Freddie Mac and local municipalities working to:
Ten years ago this week, Freddie Mac launched CreditSmart®, a comprehensive, multilingual financial literacy program. Not only has CreditSmart achieved a decade of success in communities across the country, it has become a signature Freddie Mac resource many have come to depend on.
Since its official launch on July 26, 2001, some 40,000 trained instructors have used CreditSmart to teach more than 3 million Americans in 44 states how to responsibly manage their money, build stronger credit, and make wiser financial decisions.
It's often hard to separate fact from fiction when looking at all the information about foreclosures that's available today. That's why this week, we launched a series of videos on the Freddie Mac YouTube Channel designed to dispel five of the most common myths about foreclosure.
Each video addresses one of these foreclosure-related myths.
Anyone attracted by patriotically decorated ads from for-profit companies that promise to fix delinquent mortgages and keep you out of foreclosure for an upfront fee should know the following:
First, the best thing to do if you or someone you know can’t pay their mortgage is to call their loan servicer or a local HUD-approved counselor and explore workout options. Last year Freddie Mac and its servicers kept more than 275,000 delinquent families out of foreclosure through loan modifications or other arrangements. That’s about double the number of borrowers helped in 2009. Bottom line – it pays to call your servicer.