Community Outreach

The Mortgage Bankers Association of Metropolitan Washington is committed to sponsor philanthropic activities focused on homeownership and community support. MBA/MW actively supports the following housing-related charities.

Manna, Inc.'s mission is to help low and moderate income persons acquire quality housing, build assets for families through homeownership, revitalize distressed neighborhoods, and preserve racial and ethnic diversity. Manna accomplishes its mission through the following means:
  • Developing and building affordable housing, with emphasis on homeownership housing;
  • Providing, at no cost to participants, high quality financial literacy training and homebuyer education with peer support;
  • Providing highly competitive, responsible, low cost mortgage loans; 
  • Providing continuing, multi-faceted post-settlement support to homeowners;
  • Partnering with government agencies, other nonprofit organizations, and for-profit companies to both complement and supplement Manna’s work; 
  • Advocating for public policies and resources that are integral to its work. 

Manna's two big events:
  • Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk at East Potomac Park- Hains Point
  • Annual Friends of Manna Reception and Silent Auction

For additional information about Manna and their events, please visit their website at

Hope and a Home
 empowers low-income families in D.C. to create stable homes for themselves and make lasting changes in their lives. Together, we can end the cycle of poverty and homelessness–one child, one family, one neighborhood at a time.

For additional information about Hope and a Home, please visit their website at

The MBA Opens Doors Foundation seeks to aid, nurture and empower people and communities by developing and supporting programs that promote and defend sustainable homeownership for American families.
The Opens Doors Foundation makes mortgage payment grants to parents with critically ill or injured children, allowing them to take unpaid leave from work and spend precious time together without jeopardizing their cherished homes.

For additional information about the Opens Doors Foundation, please visit their website at

Volunteers from the MBAMW joined the future homeowner and Loudoun Habitat for Humanity to assist with renovations on their home in Leesburg VA on June 7th.  Participants spent the day painting the entire interior of the home and George Mason Mortgage also donated $2500 on behalf of the MBAMW towards the project.  A special THANK YOU to everyone involved who helped to make this home a brighter place to live!

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