The Mortgage Bankers Association of Greater Rochester is dedicated to fostering community initiatives that promote responsible lending practices, homeownership opportunities, and sustainable housing markets. Through its community outreach efforts, the MBA aims to create positive change and address critical issues within the housing and mortgage industry. These initiatives serve as a testament to the association’s commitment to social responsibility and its role as a catalyst for positive transformation.
One of the primary community initiatives led by the MBA is focused on financial literacy and education. Recognizing the importance of informed decision-making in matters related to homeownership and mortgage financing, the association collaborates with local communities and educational institutions to provide accessible resources and workshops. These efforts empower individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to make informed choices about mortgages, budgeting, and financial planning. By promoting financial literacy, the MBA strives to reduce disparities in homeownership rates and ensure that all individuals have the tools they need to achieve sustainable and successful homeownership.
Another key focus of the MBA’s community initiatives is housing affordability and accessibility. The association recognizes that affordable housing is a cornerstone of strong communities and economic growth. Through partnerships with housing advocacy groups, government agencies, and industry stakeholders, the MBA works to promote policies and solutions that increase housing affordability while maintaining responsible lending practices. By addressing the challenges of housing affordability, the MBA aims to create housing opportunities for a diverse range of individuals and families, fostering vibrant communities and contributing to the overall well-being of society. Through these and other community initiatives, the MBA continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a housing and mortgage landscape that serves the best interests of both consumers and the industry.
At the Local Level
The Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS®, along with our partners at the Rochester Home Builders Association and Mortgage Bankers Association of Greater Rochester, believe that access to safe, affordable housing for all residents is essential to the health and well-being of our community. Access to housing of all types and price ranges is foundational.
At the State Level
The New York Mortgage Bankers Association, Inc. (NYMBA), is a statewide organization devoted exclusively to the field of real estate finance. NYMBA’s rapidly growing membership is comprised of both depository and non-depository mortgage lenders and loan servicers, as well as a wide variety of mortgage industry-related firms.
At the Federal Level
MBA is committed to working with our members and policymakers to strengthen the housing finance system to deliver fair, sustainable and responsible financing to meet the ever-changing needs of homeowners. Check out our current list of active issues to see how we are working for our members. Use the search box and/or filters below to find the exact issue you are looking to explore.