Marcia Griffin is on a mission to strengthen people, elevate partners, and enhance communities across America. As founder and president of HomeFree-USA, Marcia has helped thousands to achieve and retain the dream of homeownership and greater wealth.
HomeFree-USA enjoys a remarkable 0% foreclosure rate among families that have participated in the organization’s pre- and post-purchase guidance programs. Serving as a bridge between financial institutions and the community, Marcia addresses the needs of homebuyers and home-owners with targeted education, distinctive marketing strategies and lender advocacy.
Marcia is a recognized homeownership expert and frequent industry and media speaker. She is a member of the Freddie Mac Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, the Ocwen Financial Community Advisory Council, America’s Homeowner Alliance Advisory Board, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Steering Committee, the Mortgage Bankers Association Advisory Council, and a founding supporter of the Nationstar National Housing Resource center. Marcia’s organization is a HUD intermediary for 68 nonprofit organizations, the HomeFree-USA nationwide net-work, a Freddie Mac Borrower Help Center and a member of the Fannie Mae Mortgage Help Network. Marcia leads change and profitably connects consumers, lenders and realtors so everyone WINS.
In 2013 she was the recipient of the community service award from the National Bankers Association, a consortium of 30 national minority banks. In 2015, she was named a Woman of Influence by Housing Wire magazine recognizing her outstanding efforts in driving the U.S. housing economy forward.
Marcia is a tireless advocate for nonprofit homeownership organizations. Her organization funds and strengthens the capacity of the 68 HomeFree-USA network nonprofits that represent the interests of 5 million multi-ethnic families across the country. She is a champion of their efforts to receive the respect and funding they deserve to deliver the services that homebuyers, homeowners and renters need.
Marcia is also the founder of an organization that educates, develops and mentors underprivileged urban teens for future careers in the financial services industry.
Marcia lives in Washington, DC. She is an avid reader, world traveler, wife and mother of four children.