Jeanine Lipka is Vice President of Housing and Bankruptcy Services at MMI, the largest national housing counseling intermediary in the United States. For over 20 years, she has held a variety of leadership positions, playing a key role in the development of MMI’s overall vision and strategic plan. Jeanine provides oversight for all of MMI’s housing counseling programs, including the foreclosure, reverse mortgage, and pre-purchase counseling teams, as well as the Project Porchlight disaster recovery unit and Nevada 2-1-1 call center.
A strong consumer advocate, Jeanine works tirelessly to ensure that the programs under her purview are impactful, accessible, and attuned to the ever-changing needs of today’s consumer. As the leader of MMI’s housing counseling, she is especially interested in helping families achieve safe, stable, and affordable housing through effective education and timely interventions. Jeanine represents MMI with the NeighborWorks Office of Housing Counseling and the Coalition of HUD Intermediaries and was responsible for the growth of MMI’s volunteer program, which at its height included over 200 financial educators.
Based at MMI’s largest contact center in Phoenix, Jeanine has been sourced by the media as a subject matter expert on housing issues for The Street, Arizona Daily Star, network television affiliates, and others. She presented at the NFCC Connect Conference on Envisioning Home Ownership: Introducing New Homebuyers into the Pipeline and supported MMI’s joint research study, “In Search of a Fresh Start”, with the University of Illinois. Jeanine is an inaugural class member of Arizona Leader Force, an initiative to develop higher-performing business and civic leaders and community-based agencies.
Jeanine’s areas of expertise include: homeownership, fee-for-service programs, foreclosure prevention, and bankruptcy. Jeanine is available for speaking engagements throughout the United States and can be booked by contacting Thomas Nitzsche at 404.490.2227.
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