Ohio's Aging / Limited Housing Stock - How OHFA's RenovateOhio Program Can Help Home Buyers


Tuesday, November 6: 2:00pm – 3:15pm

The aging and limited housing stock in Ohio causes an even greater challenge in OHFA's space of low- to moderate-income borrowers. Learn how the agencies (Fannie and Freddie), financial institutions and lenders, and others are trying to address this issue at a time when new home prices are well above the $125,000 to $150,000 price range.


Moderators:

Tom Walker, Ohio Housing Finance Agency
Tom has worked for the Ohio Housing Finance Agency for 23 years. He started his career serving in various positions since 1988. Since February 2014, he has served as Business Relations Manager. In this position, he works with building the agency's relationship with lenders, servicers, mortgage insurers and real estate agents for the homebuyer programs in the state of Ohio. He also assists in agency outreach efforts. Tom earned his Ohio real estate license in 1995 and was active for several years on a part time basis. Tom also holds a Bachelors' degree in Business Administration from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, OH. He is an Ohio Certified Public Manager and holds his National Development Council – Housing Development Finance Professional certification.


Speakers:

Jerry Stewart, AmeriFirst Home Mortgage
Jerry Stewart is currently a Program Sales Manager for AmeriFirst Home Mortgage. He has 20 years of experience specializing in renovation loans products like 203K, starting from the first loan he originated as a loan officer at Norwest Mortgage in 1998. While attending Wright State University, he became a Realtor and was introduced to mortgage lending. Jerry has worked several positions in the mortgage lending industry and has had a passion for the loan process ever since.

DJ Valentine, Huntington National Bank
DJ Valentine serves as the Vice President and State CRA Home Lending Sales Manager for Huntington, focusing on the states of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Currently, he works with municipalities, housing counseling providers, community development corporations, developers and others to provide partnerships that lead to homeownership opportunities with a focus in low- to moderate-income markets. He has worked in the banking industry for 24 years and has been with Huntington since 1998, specializing in retail banking and home lending. He is well-versed in residential lending and first-time home buyers programs and has a passion and reputation for helping families achieve the American dream of homeownership.

Errin Jackson, George K. Baum & Company
Errin R. Jackson is a Vice President in George K. Baum & Company's National Housing Finance Group and has more than 14 years of experience working in state government, including 11 years in affordable housing finance. Prior to joining GKB, Ms. Jackson was the Director of Mortgage Funding at the Ohio Housing Finance Agency where she was responsible for managing single family bond financings and overseeing the secondary marketing functions for single family programs. Ms. Jackson earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Heidelberg University in Tiffin, OH, with a dual major in Accounting and Computer Information Systems.

Daniel McPheeters, Fannie Mae
Dan is a Product Development Manager on the Single-Family Strategy, Insights & Marketing team at Fannie Mae, where he focuses on housing supply strategies and market innovation. Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Dan served as Director of Secondary and Capital Markets at the Mortgage Bankers Association where he represented the mortgage industry on regulatory and policy issues impacting the agency and non-agency secondary mortgage market. He also led the formation of a Fintech Working Group comprised of mortgage industry experts to help identify and explore emerging trends and policy issues resulting from technological innovations. Dan received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and his B.S. in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis.