How New American Mortgage Diversity Council Chair Tai Christensen Plans To Diversify the Housing Industry

In order for the U.S. to diversify the housing industry, the mortgage industry needs to look at the demographics of the country and prioritize attracting talent from diverse places, according to Tai Christensen, the new chair of the American Mortgage Diversity Council and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at CBC Mortgage Agency. 

In a recent interview with Fair360, formerly DiversityInc, Christensen said to acquire diverse and unique talent, mortgage professionals need to stop recruiting people from the same socioeconomic class, race and gender. They need to recruit from the HBCUs, women’s colleges, junior colleges and job fairs in lower socioeconomic neighborhoods. 

“There are places you can go to acquire diverse and unique talent that does not look like the people already in your office, but that hopefully do look like the neighborhoods we’re trying to service as we grow and expand and diversify,” she said.

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