Actions to Take to Fulfill Your Pledge

Thank you to those have taken our Home for All Pledge and for standing with the industry to expand opportunities for minority homeownership. We recognize that real, transformational change will take time, persistence, hard work, and collaboration. We're glad we can count on you. Together, we can promote greater racial equity in homeownership. Thank you for being part of the solution!

Here are several ways organizations that have signed the Home for All Pledge can get involved that align with MBA's efforts to:

  1. Foster public policies and industry practices that promote and sustain minority homeownership and affordable rental housing.
  2. Support market-based solutions through MBA's place-based CONVERGENCE programs. 
  3. Champion Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our workplaces and our industry.


Foster public policies and industry practices that promote and sustain minority homeownership and affordable rental housing.

 Commit ongoing policy and advocacy resources to support the long-term success of MBA's Building Generational Wealth through Homeownership initiative. You can:

  • Learn more about MBA's Building Generational Wealth through Homeownership initiative.

  • Provide senior-level staff to assist MBA in developing and executing policy and business recommendations that support the policy efforts. The representative will have the authority to commit the company's advocacy support and engage additional company resources to advance those components of the initiative that align with our company's business goals and objectives. Stay involved through MBA's related residential policy committees.

  • Provide available data and business analytics that will inform MBA's advocacy positions and recommendations related to the initiative, as well as to other minority homeownership proposals. Assist with developing metrics to determine impact and progress of the policy initiative. Stay involved through MBA's related residential policy committees.

  • Participate in MBA-led calls-to-action in support of policy proposals that help implement components of the initiative. Sign up for MBA's Mortgage Action Alliance to start taking action.


Support market-based solutions through MBA’s place-based CONVERGENCE programs.

 

Participate and partner with stakeholders in consumer outreach, mortgage lending and education/training opportunities that support responsible efforts to increase and sustain minority homeownership. You can:

  • Learn more about how CONVERGENCE is advancing affordability for both homeownership and rental opportunities.
  • Participate in MBA's existing CONVERGENCE place-based pilots on minority homeownership where we have a business presence. Learn more about CONVERGENCE Memphis and CONVERGENCE Columbus.
  • Help establish new CONVERGENCE pilots in markets where we operate, committing intellectual, logistical, financial, and/or human resources to the effort. If you are interested in bringing a CONVERGENCE franchise to your community, please contact affordablehousing@mba.org


Champion Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our workplaces and our industry.

 

Actively support MBA's strategies to increase diversity in our industry by participating in partnerships that focus on growing the pipeline of underrepresented talent and commit resources to expand the financial awareness that fuels sustainable homeownership, particularly within minority communities. You can:  

  • Launch an "I am an Ally" campaign to leverage your leadership privilege in support of the development, advancement, and inclusion of people of color, people with disabilities, Veterans, and LGBTQ+ employees in your organization. Email dei@mba.org to help stand up your campaign.

  • Actively engage in recruiting diverse talent and supporting industry efforts to build a diverse talent pipeline by participating in MBA's Career Fairs or joining our partner's initiatives:
  • Sign PwC's CEO in Action Pledge, recognizing the role of business leaders to drive social change.

  • Work with MBA and its established partners to expand opportunities for the communities we serve to optimize their financial health for homeownership sustainability and understand paths to wealth beyond homeownership: (more partners to come)

Get Others to Sign the Pledge!

If you know of other organizations who should be involved in the Home for All Pledge, please share our efforts by directing them to mba.org/thepledge.