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CHLA 2022 IMB Report

Benefits of Membership

Having an Impact in Washington

In 2021, CHLA led the fight to successfully suspend the PSPA restrictions on Fannie/Freddie loans and small lender access to the GSE Cash Window. CHLA is also leading the way in educating Congress and federal agencies about IMBs through CHLA reports and the press.

Access to Top Policy Makers

Our DC conferences and zoom meetings give individual members unparalleled one-on-one access to senior federal agency mortgage officials and Members of Congress.

Productive Relationships with like-minded community IMBs

Our member-centric weekly calls and other forums give CHLA Members the opportunity to discuss challenges, issues, and ideas with the principals of similar IMB firms nationwide.


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CHLA: THE DISTINCTIVE VOICE OF IMBs

Why Our Members Belong to CHLA

“CHLA is the distinctive voice in representing community-based independent mortgage banks in our nation’s capital. We drafted the mortgage loan originator (MLO) temporary authority legislation and doggedly lobbied industry groups and legislators to win its passage.”
Bill GiambronePast CHLA President and CEO, Platinum Home Mortgage
“CHLA conferences provide small independent mortgage bankers access to top policymakers to ensure the impact on local communities is considered when making critical decisions about the future of housing finance. It provides vital insight not provided by large IMBs or depository institutions.”
Don Calcaterra, Jr.CHLA President and CEO, LLG Loans
“You don’t have to be a long-time association member to gain access to Washington’s decision makers. Shortly after I joined, I was asked to lead CHLA’s efforts to fix what is wrong with LO Comp rules. Subsequently, I’ve twice met with the Director of the CFPB and authored an op-ed article in a leading industry publication.”
Matt VanFossenCEO Absolute Home Mortgage
“CHLA’s deep connections to leading mortgage officials in Washington helped solve a critical issue my firm had with state-specific USDA underwriting issues. When our members have issues specific to their business, CHLA is the first place we turn for assistance.”
David StocktonPresident, Stockton Mortgage Corporation
“What makes CHLA unique among other trade groups is the regular exchange of knowledge and challenges that members and staff share on a weekly basis. Our weekly conference calls are timely and efficient and give me the opportunity to compare notes with my peers across the nation on issues facing their firms and mine.”
Mike DelehantyPresident, Mountain West Financial
“Hallmark Home Mortgage is a better institution because of what I have learned from my fellow CHLA members. Our interactions with each other – and with government officials throughout Washington – enables me to be on the leading edge of knowledge in our industry.”
Deborah SturgesPresident, Hallmark Home Mortgage
“After many years of involvement in many mortgage trade groups, my CHLA membership has proven to be the most effective! The insight that I receive keeps proving to be invaluable.
As an IMB, we need parity of access in our credit markets. This is especially true as IMBs often represent low-to-moderate borrowers or community folk. Even in today’s virtual world, because of the CHLA, I feel connected to industry leaders, my peers and our government officials. Most importantly, I see that my involvement is helping to shape our futures”.
Samuel P. LamparelloCMB & CEO of MLB Residential Lending, LLC.
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