Housing Stability for African Diaspora in Minnesota

HOUSING WEBINAR 2021

Saturday, October 30, 2021
1pm-3pm CST

Minnesota Africans United, in partnership with Bremer Bank, Minnesota Housing, Minnesota Homeownership Center, African Career Education and Resources, Inc. (ACER), Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and eXp Real Estate Agency webinar focusing on supporting homeownership among the African immigrant community in Minnesota. The goal of this event is to assist the African Immigrant community to be successful in their real estate endeavors and to increase housing stability for African Diaspora community in Minnesota.

Speakers & Profiles :

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JEANNE CRAIN

President & CEO, Bremer Financial Corporation

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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Klark Alomassor

Interim Chair of MAU Workforce Committee

Basil Ajuo 

 CEO

Minnesota Africans United 

Dr. Fatima Lawson 

 Board Chair

Minnesota Africans United 

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Nelima Sitati Munene 

  Executive Director

ACER Inc

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Libby Starling 

 Director, Strategic Operations, Community Development and Engagement Division, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

 

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Julie Gugin

President,
Minnesota Homeownership 
Center

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Tiffany Phillips

Mortgage CRA Loan Officer

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Larry Mahoney 

Founder and Operator of Asia Direct Resource, ADR; Real Estate Buyer Specialist

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Kasey Kier

Assistant Commissioner,

Minnesota Housing

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Ayodeji Emmanuel

Oyebola, Ed.D

Principal, Emmright LLC, Business Management & Consulting

Laurette Lawson 

Subrogation Associate,

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Agenda:

1:00pm – Welcome and Opening Remarks, Dr. Fatima Lawson, Board Chairwoman of Minnesota Africans United


1:05pm – Introduction of Interim Chair of MAU Workforce Committee, Mr. Klark Alomassor


1:05pm – 1:10pm – Mr. Klark introduces Keynote Speaker, Jeanne Crain, President and CEO, Bremer Financial Corporation


1:10pm – 1:20pm: Jeanne Crain, President and CEO, Bremer Financial Corporation


1:20pm –1:21pm: Mr. Klark will introduce Libby Starling, Director, Strategic Operations, Community Development and Engagement Division, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, to moderate Q&A for Jeanne Crain, President and CEO, Bremer Financial Corporation

 

1:21pm – 1:41pm: Libby Starling, Director, Strategic Operations, Community Development and Engagement Division, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, will moderate Q&A for Jeanne Crain, President and CEO, Bremer Financial Corporation

 

1:41pm – 1:42pm: Libby Starling, Director, Strategic Operations, Community Development and Engagement Division, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis will introduce experienced panel

 

1:42pm – 1:45pm: Nelima Sitati Munene is the Executive Director of the African Career Education and Resources, Inc. Kenya; Laurette Lawson, Subrogation Associate, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Togo; Ayodeji Emmanuel Oyebola, Principal, Emmright LLC, Business Management & Consulting, Nigeria.

 

1:45pm – 2:15pm: Experienced Panelists: Nelima Sitati Munene is the Executive Director of the African Career Education and Resources, Inc. Kenya; Laurette Lawson, Subrogation Associate, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Togo; Ayodeji Emmanuel Oyebola, Principal, Emmright LLC, Business Management & Consulting, Nigeria.


2:15pm – 2:17pm: Libby Starling, Director, Strategic Operations, Community Development and Engagement Division, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis introduces response panel: Tiffany Phillips, Mortgage CRA Loan Officer, Bremer Bank, Kasey Kier, Assistant Commissioner, Julie Gugin, president of the Minnesota Homeownership Center and Larry Mahoney, Realtor at eXp Realty.              

 

2:17pm – 2:47pm: Tiffany Phillips, Mortgage CRA Loan Officer, Bremer Bank, Kasey Kier, Assistant Commissioner, Julie Gugin, president of the Minnesota Homeownership Center and Larry Mahoney & Joey Clark, Realtors at eXp Realty.

 

2:47pm – 2:55pm: Q&A from the audience for the response panelists led by Libby Starling, Director, Strategic Operations, Community Development and Engagement Division, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

 

2:55pm – 3:00pm: Closing by Basil Ajuo, President & CEO of MAU

RESOURCES:

 

Homebuying Process 

Tiffany Phillips - Mortgage Loan Officer                                
tsphillips@bremer.com                      

651-734-4376

Disparities data in homeownership rates across race and ethnicity

https://www.minneapolisfed.org/article/2021/systemic-racism-haunts-homeownership-rates-in-minnesota


Zero interesting financing guide

https://www.hocmn.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/no-interest_lending_square_v7.pdf

 

Minnesota Housing information:

www.mnhousing.gov