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Down Payment Resource CEO Rob Chrane honored as 2024 RISMedia Newsmaker | National News

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 6, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that its Founder and CEO Rob Chrane has been named a RISMedia 2024 Real Estate Newsmaker. Newsmakers are recognized for their contributions to the real estate industry and their efforts to positively impact the consumers and communities they serve.

Down Payment Resource presents Housing and Education Alliance Founder and Executive Director Sylvia Alvarez with 2023 Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership...

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 5, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that it selected Sylvia Alvarez, founder and executive director of Housing and Education Alliance (HEA), as the winner of its 2023 Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award.

FormFree celebrates its 10th appearance on the HousingWire Tech100 | National News

ATHENS, Ga., Feb. 2, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree® today announced it has been honored as a HousingWire Tech100 Mortgage award winner for a tenth year. The fintech was recognized for the launch of its Residual Knowledge Income Index(tm) (RIKI(tm)), an innovative method for measuring consumers' ability to pay for mortgages and other loans based on cash-flow analysis.

Divergent CRO Announces Launch of New Contract Research Organization | National News

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 1, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Divergent CRO, a leading provider of clinical services to biotech and device companies, is pleased to announce the official launch of its new Contract Research Organization (CRO). This new venture aims to revolutionize the research and development process by offering comprehensive and tailored clinical services to meet the unique needs of the biotech and device industries.

Down Payment Resource reports 135 homebuyer assistance programs were introduced in 2023 to combat the least affordable housing market in decades...

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 30, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry authority on homebuyer assistance program data and solutions, today released its Q4 2023 Homeownership Program Index (HPI) report. During a year when home affordability hit a nearly four-decade low, housing agencies introduced 135 homebuyer assistance programs and expanded eligible inventory to make homeownership more accessible.

Down Payment Resource’s Executive Vice President Sean Moss honored in National Mortgage Professional’s 2024 Industry Titans awards program | National News

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 3, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced its Executive Vice President of Product and Operations Sean Moss has been selected as an Industry Titan by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine. The award recognizes experienced professionals who show exceptional dedication, compassion and integrity who are improving the mortgage industry for both industry professionals and the clients they serve.
Living Benefits Awareness Month

Alliance Group and Four-Time Olympian Chaunté Lowe Join Forces for 2024 Living Benefits Awareness Month, National Life Group Joins as Co-Sponsor...

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Dec. 21, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Alliance Group, a leading IMO in the insurance industry, is thrilled to announce an exciting partnership with four-time Olympian and American high jump record holder, Chaunté Lowe, for Living Benefits Awareness Month (LBAM) in January 2024. In a demonstration of their shared commitment to spreading consumer awareness about Living Benefits, National Life Group has also stepped in as a co-sponsor of this pivotal event.

Depth 2023 growth drives key hires in strategic marketing and content development as residential mortgage and real estate industries poise for...

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 19, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Depth, a leading provider of consultative B2B marketing, public relations and reputation management services for technology companies in the residential mortgage finance, financial technology (fintech), real estate technology (REtech) and related regulatory technology (regtech) industries, will close 2023 with a significantly larger internal team and client roster in anticipation of continued rebound for mortgage and real estate volume.

Down Payment Resource donates $10,000 to help an Atlantan buy a home this holiday season | National News

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 18, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced a $10,000 donation to the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership to be used as a grant to help an eligible homebuyer working with the local nonprofit housing agency.

Renowned Climate Activist and HBCU Green Fund Founder, Felicia Davis, Unveils Empowering Global Youth Initiatives at COP28 | National News

ATLANTA, Ga. and WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 14, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Distinguished climate activist and founder of the HBCU Green Fund, Felicia Davis, took center stage at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, making groundbreaking announcements that underscore the organization's commitment to global climate action and youth empowerment.

FormFree president Eric Lapin to speak on artificial intelligence at MISMO Winter Summit | National News

ATHENS, Ga., Dec. 12, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree® today announced its President Eric Lapin has been selected to speak at the MISMO Winter Summit taking place January 8-11, 2024, at The Woodlands Resort just outside of Houston, Texas. Lapin will speak on a panel titled "Demystifying Artificial Intelligence, Digital Identity and Blockchain" during a brown-bag lunch session on January 9 from 12:30 pm-1:25 pm CT. He will be joined by fellow panelists Devin Caster, principal, product solutions at CoreLogic; Rishi Godse, principal technical architect at USAA; and Shawn Jobe, vice president and head of business development at Informative Research.

FormFree appoints Solvent CEO DIVINE as head of culture | National News

ATHENS, Ga., Dec. 6, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree® today announced the appointment of former hip-hop/rap recording artist-turned-techpreneur Victor D. Lombard, professionally known as DIVINE, as head of culture. DIVINE is the CEO and founder of Solvent, a fintech focused on financial empowerment for marginalized groups.

Strategic Benefits Advisors hires industry veteran Michael Yaschik as a senior benefits consultant | National News

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 29, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Strategic Benefits Advisors (SBA) today announced the appointment of Michael Yaschik as a senior benefits consultant. In this role, Yaschik will counsel SBA's clients as they navigate both strategic benefits initiatives and everyday administration of their pension, 401(k) and health and welfare (H&W) plans.

FormFree welcomes MX Founder and Executive Chair Ryan Caldwell to its board of directors | National News

ATHENS, Ga., Nov. 28, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree® today announced the appointment of MX Technologies, Inc. (MX) Founder and Executive Chair Ryan Caldwell to its board of directors. Caldwell brings more than 20 years of experience in financial services and fintech, helping organizations around the world harness the power of financial data to improve business and consumer outcomes.

Down Payment Resource highlights 61 down payment assistance programs offering up to $120,000 in funds for Veterans and service members |...

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 10, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry authority on homebuyer assistance program data and solutions, is highlighting homebuyer assistance programs to support Veterans, service members and their surviving spouses in conjunction with Veterans Day and Military Family Appreciation Month, both observed in November.

Down Payment Resource reports housing authorities rolled out 54 homebuyer assistance programs in Q3 and are funding buydowns to offset home...

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 8, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry authority on homebuyer assistance program data and solutions, reports that homebuyer assistance program administrators are responding to the mounting home affordability crisis by rapidly rolling out new homebuyer assistance programs and funding buydowns.

Millionaire Mastermind Academy Receives Grant from Truist Foundation to Support Diverse Entrepreneurs | National News

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 2, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Millionaire Mastermind Academy announced it received a recent grant from Truist Foundation to support program operations, technical assistance, and support services for diverse entrepreneurs. The academy has helped over 8,000 women entrepreneurs develop and grow businesses nationwide.

Down Payment Resource highlights 42 Native American homebuyer assistance programs in honor of Native American Heritage Month | National News

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 23, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, is highlighting 42 U.S. homebuyer assistance programs in 14 states that are specifically designed to support Native Americans (American Indians and Alaska Natives) in conjunction with Native American Heritage month.

The Wealthy SIS Network is proud to present the Inaugural SIS-Expo Atlanta | National News

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 16, 2023 (SEDN2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday October 21, 2023. The Wealthy SIS Network is proud to present the Inaugural "SIS-Expo Atlanta." The Global mission of the Sis-Expo is to redefine how entrepreneurship is viewed with women leading the charge in economic impact. This event is dedicated to fostering community and the empowerment among women of all backgrounds and stages of business development.

Jenny Moss joins fintech FormFree as director of marketing | National News

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 16, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree® today announced the appointment of Jenny Moss as its new director of marketing. The timing of the move comes just as the company is launching its Passport® portable financial ID on October 20 and the FormFree Exchange (FFX), an online marketplace where lenders compete for the business of Passport users, later this year.

Six mortgage lenders inked deals with Down Payment Resource in September to support homebuyers with affordable pathways to homeownership | National...

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 16, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced it has onboarded six mortgage lenders this September. DPR's expanded client base includes Elevations Credit Union, Embrace Home Loans, Homeowners Financial Group, HomeStreet Bank, RWM Home Loans and a regional bank. This significant milestone reflects the growing need for solutions that promote accessible and sustainable homeownership.

FormFree announces first-of-a-kind exchange to connect lenders with qualified borrowers | National News

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 13, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree today announced the fourth quarter debut of FormFree Exchange (FFX®), a dynamic online marketplace that matches lenders with qualified borrowers for a faster, better and fairer lending experience. FFX has been meticulously designed to address the challenges facing lenders and borrowers in the modern financial landscape.

Depth promotes Lindsey Neal and Leslie Colley to executive vice president roles | National News

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 12, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Depth, a leading provider of consultative B2B marketing, public relations and reputation management services for technology companies within the residential mortgage finance, financial technology (fintech) and regulatory technology (regtech) industries, announced the promotions of Lindsey Neal and Leslie Colley to executive vice president.

Renowned pianist and conductor, Boris Cepeda, relocates to Atlanta and unveils European Piano Academy | National News

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 5, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Boris Cepeda, an accomplished pianist and conductor, will now call Atlanta home. It's a groundbreaking move made possible through a "genius" visa designated for individuals with extraordinary abilities. This move marks a significant chapter in his illustrious career.

FormFree partners with original ‘Shark’ and iconic entrepreneur Kevin Harrington to launch Passport portable financial ID | National News

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 4, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree® has partnered with serial entrepreneur Kevin Harrington of "Shark Tank" fame to promote Passport®, a free service that makes it easy for consumers to quantify their borrowing power and share their verified assets, employment, annual and residual income and rent payment history with their preferred lender in just minutes from any web-enabled device.

Strategic Benefits Advisors Principal Mindy Zatto honored with EBN’s 2023 Excellence in Benefits Award | National News

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 12, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Strategic Benefits Advisors (SBA) today announced that Founding Principal Mindy Zatto is a recipient of the 2023 Excellence in Benefits Award. Presented by Employee Benefit News (EBN), the Excellence in Benefits Awards honor the human resources leaders, tech innovators, brokers and advisors driving change in the employee benefits space.

ZKTeco USA Partners with Lockt, LLC and Z9 Security to Integrate Atlas Access Control Panels with SecureAccess Platform | National News

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Sept. 6, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ZKTeco USA, a globally recognized leader and manufacturer of physical security solutions, is excited to announce a strategic partnership with Lockt, LLC, an organization renowned for delivering powerful security solutions. SecureAccess software from Lockt now supports ZKTECO USA's Atlas Access control panels using the z9/op=n interoperability platform from Z9 Security.

FormFree joins ACUMA as an affiliate member | National News

ATHENS, Ga., Aug. 22, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree today announced it has joined the American Credit Union Mortgage Association (ACUMA) as an affiliate member. Through its membership, FormFree aims to help credit unions provide more inclusive pathways to homeownership by introducing them to residual income analytics, a methodology for gaining enhanced insight into borrowers' ability to repay loans.

Down Payment Resource debuts on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies | National News

ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 15, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced it has earned a spot on the 2023 Inc. 5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. This marks DPR's inaugural year on the list.

WaterSignal, LLC Joins Forces with Metron Farnier, LLC – Unlocking a New Era of Water Efficiency

ALPHARETTA, Ga., July 25, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Today, WaterSignal, LLC is thrilled to share some truly exciting news: WaterSignal, LLC has been acquired by Metron Farnier, LLC! WaterSignal, LLC is delighted to embark on this new journey, which will undoubtedly benefit its valued clients and further enhance its commitment to water conservation and efficiency.

Down Payment Resource Issues Q2 2023 Homeownership Program Index Report

ATLANTA, Ga., July 24, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs, issued its Q2 2023 Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The firm's analysis revealed a second consecutive quarterly uptick of 0.5% in the number of homebuyer assistance programs available to help people finance homes, raising the number of programs to 2,373.

Down Payment Resource Reports on Homebuyer Assistance Programs for People with Disabilities for Disability Pride Month

ATLANTA, Ga., July 10, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In celebration of Disability Pride Month, Down Payment Resource (DPR) has issued a report on the 23 U.S. homebuyer assistance programs that are specifically designed to support people with disabilities and their family caregivers on their journey towards homeownership. While people with disabilities may be eligible for any of the 2,300-plus U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, this report sheds light on programs specially developed to promote accessibility and inclusivity for aspiring homeowners with disabilities.

Depth welcomes Berry College communications major Jasmynn Innis for summer internship

ATLANTA, Ga., June 28, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Depth, the leading provider of consultative B2B marketing, public relations and reputation management services for mortgage fintech innovators, the residential finance industry and technology for emerging regulated markets (regtech), welcomes Berry College communications major Jasmynn Innis as its 2023 summer intern.

Alliance Group and AIMCOR Group announce strategic partnership to educate and expand awareness around the ‘living’ benefits of life insurance

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., June 26, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Alliance Group, a leading Insurance Marketing Organization based in Lawrenceville, Georgia has forged a strategic partnership with AIMCOR Group and announced its intent to become a member of AIMCOR Group, LLC, a National Insurance Marketing Organization that distributes and services life, disability, LTC and annuity products through a variety of independent, institutional, and alternative channels.

Hi Texture Salon Set to Host 3rd Annual Teen Texture Camp

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., June 26, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Award-winning hair salon, Hi Texture Salon, is gearing up to host the third Annual Teen Texture Camp. This year's event is scheduled for July 17, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Participants will learn basic hair regimens and go-to hairstyles to take them through the school year.

Capstone Logistics Named Supply Chain Management Partner of the Year by Nissan North America

ATLANTA, Ga., June 22, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Capstone Logistics, a leader in end-to-end supply chain solutions, has been named Partner of the Year by Nissan North America. The company was honored in the Supply Chain Management category at Nissan's recent Annual Supplier Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Alliance Group CEO Lee Duncan Appointed to UGA’s Terry College Alumni Board

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., June 8, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Lee Duncan, President and CEO of Alliance Group, has accepted an invitation to serve a three-year term on the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business Alumni Board, effective July 1, 2023. Duncan's commitment to community building, coupled with his remarkable achievements in the business world, make him a valuable addition to the Board.

After 50 years, H.E. Hodge Company, Cumming athletic and institutional equipment company, kicks off a new season of ownership

CUMMING, Ga., May 23, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DeJazz Woods has always had a love for sports. He has been around athletic equipment since childhood football, leading him to play at the collegiate level as an outside linebacker for the University of Illinois from 2010 - 2014. As a Business Development Manager for three major athletic equipment manufacturers, Woods would cross paths with Jeff Hodge, President of H.E. Hodge Company, and Bud Hodge, the company's founder, who are both huge college football fans.

Jonathan Nahil joins FormFree as chief technology officer

ATHENS, Ga., May 17, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree® today announced that it has brought on Jonathan Nahil as chief technology officer (CTO). Nahil possesses more than 20 years of experience as a software architect and leader of development teams at renowned technology organizations.

Melinda Harris of Down Payment Resource named a 2023 Trailblazer by PROGRESS in Lending Association

ATLANTA, Ga., May 10, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that Director of Marketing Melinda Harris was selected to PROGRESS in Lending Association's list of 2023 Sales, Marketing and Public Relations Trailblazers.

Capstone Logistics Announces Acquisition of Last Mile Distribution Provider Rapid Response Delivery

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga., May 9, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Capstone Logistics, LLC ("Capstone" or the "Company"), a leader in end-to-end supply chain solutions, announces the acquisition of Rapid Response Delivery ("Rapid Response"). Rapid Response is a Maryland-based company that has been in business for over twenty years, providing final-mile delivery services throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

Houston Association of Realtors implements Down Payment Resource to engage homebuyers with affordable pathways to homeownership

ATLANTA, Ga., May 9, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) has implemented Down Payment Resource (DPR) to bring Greater Houston area homebuyers' attention to homebuyer assistance programs in the wake of declining housing affordability. Data indicates that homebuyer assistance programs can be especially impactful in the Greater Houston area, where 89% of listings are eligible for assistance and HAR reports that only 40% of households could afford to buy a home in Q4 2022.

FormFree’s Brent Chandler named an Inman Best of Finance award honoree

ATHENS, Ga., May 3, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree® today announced that its founder and CEO Brent Chandler was named to Inman's 2023 Best of Finance award program, which recognizes the leaders who are reshaping the mortgage and finance industries for both professionals and consumers. The inaugural class of Inman's Best of Finance winners were honored for their unwavering commitment to innovation and service in the residential mortgage space.

Down Payment Resource adds four team members to help the housing industry meet strong consumer demand for homebuyer assistance programs

ATLANTA, Ga., May 2, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that it has brought on four new team members to grow its sales footprint, expand its relationships with housing finance agencies (HFAs) and provide enhanced support to DPR's growing customer base.

Down Payment Resource Issues Q1 2023 Homeownership Program Index Report

ATLANTA, Ga., April. 25, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs, issued its Q1 2023 Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The firm's analysis revealed a 0.5% uptick in the number of homebuyer assistance programs available to help people finance homes, raising the number of programs to 2,362.

HBCU Green Fund Atlanta University Fellows Spend Spring Break Planting Trees in a Rural African Village to Fight Climate Change

ATLANTA, Ga., April 13, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A group of HBCU Green Fund Fellows from Atlanta University Center recently dedicated their spring break embedded in an African village on the border of Senegal and Mauritania building a tree shelter, planting trees and digging a well in their ongoing efforts to help the vulnerable communities that are most impacted by the effects of climate change, but contribute the least.

Rob Chrane of Down Payment Resource honored as a 2023 Tech All-Star by Mortgage Bankers Association

ATLANTA, Ga., April 3, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs, announced today that its founder and CEO Rob Chrane has been named a 2023 MBA NewsLink Tech All-Star by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). The MBA is the leading professional group for the mortgage industry with more than 2,100 member companies.

IndiSoft partners with FormFree to streamline the delivery of housing counseling services to underserved consumers

ATHENS, Ga., March 30, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree® today announced that developer of collaborative solutions for the housing finance industry, IndiSoft, is leveraging FormFree's Passport® to enable HUD-approved housing counseling agencies (HCAs) to provide more effective and expeditious consumer counseling.

78.9% of metro Atlanta residential housing inventory is eligible for down payment assistance – offsetting price and interest rate impact for...

ATLANTA, Ga., March 21, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As metro Atlanta homebuyers encounter the challenging trifecta of sharply rising home prices, elevated interest rates and institutional investor depletion of starter home inventory, Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, released a comprehensive report on the 46 active metro Atlanta homebuyer assistance programs.

GreenLyne adopts FormFree’s Residual Income Knowledge Index to unlock greater inclusivity in mortgage lending

ATHENS, Ga., March 15, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree® today announced that Inclusive-Finance-as-a-Service platform GreenLyne has enhanced its ability to help lenders identify home financing opportunities for underserved consumers with its adoption of FormFree's Residual Income Knowledge Index™ (RIKI™).

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