INDIANAPOLIS, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As a part of the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) annual National Advocacy Conference, members of the Indiana Mortgage Bankers Association (IMBA) will travel to Washington, D.C. this week to urge their Congressional Delegation to act on pressing issues concerning the housing industry, specifically housing finance reform.
"We are hopeful that these in-person meetings will encourage our representatives to act in a way that is best for Hoosiers," said Dave Miller, President of the Indiana Mortgage Bankers Association. "Our mission is simple – if we show our representatives how the housing finance system is negatively affecting the Indiana economy and Hoosiers' access to affordable housing, I believe they will put partisanship aside and work to achieve a long-term solution."
The MBA's National Advocacy Conference will run Tuesday, June 20th through Wednesday, June 21st. During the conference, IMBA members will participate in thought leader discussions, engage with mortgage banking leaders from across the country, and visit with their federal representatives on Capitol Hill.
Indiana was disproportionately affected by the 2008 financial crisis. As a result, IMBA members plan to discuss how Indiana's Congressional Delegation can lead the way on housing finance reform. Specifically, they will encourage Members to consider the MBA's recently released guideline for a reformed secondary mortgage market.
"With MBA's reform proposal in hand, we have the foundation, knowledge, and tools to urge our representatives in Washington to take action," said Alan Thorup, Executive Director of the Indiana Mortgage Bankers Association. "We are hopeful that the trip will bring housing finance reform to the forefront now– before it is too late."
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SOURCE Mortgage Bankers Association