We’re making a difference
November 4, 2014
Will you forgive us if we take a minute to beam with pride?
Framework President Danielle Samalin has been named as one of HousingWire’s 2014 Influential Women in Housing.
There’s not much reason why the average homebuyer would know about HousingWire, but it’s a big-deal, award-winning news outfit that covers the US housing economy for industry professionals. So it’s really affirming for us when HousingWire recognizes that Framework is having an impact.
Danielle also serves as executive vice president of homeownership initiatives at Housing Partnership Network (HPN). In 2012, HPN partnered with the Minnesota Homeownership Center, a fellow nonprofit, to create and launch Framework's online homebuyer course.
As our founding president, Danielle has been working hard to increase the accessibility of homebuyer education. She’s formed partnerships with more than 60 industry organizations, including major lenders, housing finance agencies, and nonprofit housing counseling agencies. Our online course has already been used by homebuyers in 45 states.
As HousingWire noted in its announcement, Danielle is well positioned to influence the experience of thousands of mortgage lenders and borrowers nationwide. That is exactly what she is doing—and intends to do more of!
“Our vision is to change the way people approach one of the most important decisions of their lives—homeownership,” says Danielle, who with her husband owns a home in Boston. “It’s a simple concept: educated homebuyers are better homeowners. With Framework, every person considering buying a home can get educated first. It’s a cost effective and scalable solution for ensuring the future stability of the housing market. I am honored by HousingWire’s recognition.”
Now in its fourth year, Influential Women in Housing is the first such recognition program of its kind in the U.S. Mortgage trade press. It honors women who are making notable contribution to their businesses and to the industry at large, with a specific focus on contributions made in the last 12 months. Danielle is one of 30 women to be recognized this year.
“This year’s program was new in many ways for us, because we often focused our efforts on assessing what kind of impact a leader had outside of their specific company or singular professional role,” says HousingWire Executive Editor Jacob
Gaffney. “It’s truly inspiring to see so many women accomplishing so much.”
Yay Danielle. Yay women. And thank you, HousingWire, for noticing.