Simone Griffin, Vice President of Affiliate Relations at HomeFree-USA

Simone Griffin believes that everyone holds the power and capacity to become a Money Magnet.

Simone currently serves as Vice President of Affiliate Relations for HomeFree-USA, where she oversees compliance, federal and private funding, and Congressional advocacy for 61 affiliate organizations nationwide. She also implements nationwide federal government grants as well as those from various funders and private banks. Since 2009, Simone has additionally managed the Project Rebound program, which acquires, renovates and sells foreclosed homes to low-to moderate income families. To date, Project Rebound has placed over 412 first time homebuyers into newly refurbished homes.

Prior to becoming Vice President of Affiliate Relations, Simone served as Executive Director of the HomeFree-USA Homeownership Center in Atlanta, Georgia. In that role, she provided oversight and guidance to a team of Homeownership Advisors and Support Staff in general operations and the execution of foreclosure counseling, homebuyers’ education, downpayment qualification, and the acquisition, renovation, and sale of bank-owned homes in Metro Atlanta. She also headed all local marketing and advertising initiatives.

 Prior to joining HomeFree-USA Simone served as Director of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF, Inc) Student Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) and SHOP For Wealth. Both programs were designed to encourage homeownership and wealth building opportunities among students at the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Over three years, Simone visited and worked with 60 colleges and universities. 10 students went on to purchase a home within one year of college graduation, and hundreds more took the first steps to repairing their credit and building wealth.

In 2014 Simone launched the Money Magnet blog through HomeFree USA as a way to motivate and educate 30-somethings on building wealth.