Home / Daily Dose / Housing Leaders Praise Supreme Court LGBTQ Decision Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Diversity mortgage 2020-06-19 Seth Welborn Tagged with: Diversity mortgage Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. June 19, 2020 1,102 Views Previous: Mortgage Forbearances Down by 57,000 Next: Appraisals at a Distance The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Housing Leaders Praise Supreme Court LGBTQ Decision The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Supreme Court ruled that LGBTQ workers are protected under existing civil rights laws after a move praised by mortgage industry leaders, including members of the American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC).AMDC Chair Lola Oyewole, VP, Human Resources and Chief Diversity & Inclusion of Ocwen Financial Corporation said, “This is a historic moment for the LGBTQ+ community, extending protections aimed at prohibiting discrimination is a positive step towards the change we all need and deserve.”“Diversity and Inclusion is inherent in Aspen’s values and culture and we strongly believe that a diverse workforce enhances our product and service offerings to our clients, brings new ideas and thinking and drives inclusion and motivation across the business,” said Ed Buckley, Brand Ambassador at Aspen Grove Solutions. “In a perfect world we would not need laws to protect against discrimination, but as we live in an imperfect world, it is great to see these protections being solidified.”The AMDC also discussed homeownership and workplace challenges faced by the LGBTQ community in a white paper, which you can read here.In response to the Supreme Court’s decision, Jodi Gaines, Chief Client Officer for Insight One Financial, stated, “As Vice Chair of AMDC, I am proud of all the work our group is doing to raise awareness, provide education and training, as well as making sure everyone has a voice and is treated fairly—simply put, doing the right thing. It is through these types of efforts and more that we will continue to make progress and improvements. There is still much work to be done however I’m confident we are heading in the right direction.”“Those of us doing the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as those who are champions for justice, know that terminations based on identity are wrong,” said AMDC Advisory Council member Charmaine Brown, Sr. Consultant, Alignment Strategies. “This is a big victory that must now be guarded to ensure enforcement. The AMDC previously held town halls with the LGBTQ community and leaders in 2017 and released a white paper which validated the discrimination faced by our LGBTQ fellow human beings in housing and employment. I encourage you to read the report and share it with your leadership teams.To learn more about the AMDC’s research and advocacy in the LQBTQ space, click here. Subscribe
Jessie DavisJessie Diane Davis died Monday, June 10, 2013 in Wellington at the age of 2 months. Jessie was born on Friday, March 22, 2013 in Wichita.Survivors include her mother, Christy Davis, sister, Madilynn Davis, brother, Bentley Davis, “Papa” Michael Davis all of Wellington, grandmother, Sonya Davis of Wichita, uncle, Chris Davis of Wellington, aunt, Tammy Dick of Tulsa, Oklahoma, great-aunt, Patricia Boor, cousins: Christel Ray and her husband Chris of Andover, Dustin Black, Willy Black and his wife Kaylie, Michael Black and his wife Dianna Eady, Billy Black and his wife Sadie and Alfred Black, Jr. all of Wellington along with many other aunts, uncles and cousins.She was preceded in death by her great-grandpa, Jack Davis, great-grandmother, Phyllis Black, great-grandparents, Paul & Mary Sapp and a great-uncle, Gary Davis.Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 13, 2013.Funeral services for Jessie will be at 11 a.m., Friday, June 14, 2013 in the chapel of Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.Interment will follow at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington.The family asks that contributions be given to the Jessie Diane Davis Memorial Fund established with Day Funeral Home & Crematory. All contributions will be used to defray funeral expenses.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.