Larry Gilmore Elected to HLP’s Board of Directors

BALTIMORE, October 3, 2017 HLP today announced that announced today Larry Gilmore, a former HLP chief executive officer and founder, has been elected to HLP’s board of directors.

Gilmore is Vice President of National Community Lending for HSBC, where he manages the company’s strategy to originate mortgage loans to underserved communities throughout the US. He has held this position since July 2015.

“I am delighted to have Larry Gilmore join the HLP board of directors. Larry will make an immediate contribution to the board,” said Faith Schwartz, HLP’s board chair. “He will be effective in bringing new opportunities to the organization and offering a lender viewpoint on some key aspects of consumer lending and support. His long-time commitment to helping borrowers with affordable housing opportunities and foreclosure avoidance efforts makes him an obvious addition to our board.”

Gilmore has a long history working in the housing and finance industries with an emphasis in working with underserved communities. He served as president and chief executive officer of HLP, formerly known as HOPE LoanPort, from September 2009 until August 2011, and president and chief executive officer of the Student Loan Alliance from February 2012 through February 2014. He has also served as vice president for government and industry relations for Option One/H&R Block Mortgage and associate director of government and industry relations for the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Gilmore holds a bachelor’s degree in Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in public administration and organizational development from Drake University.

About HLP: HLP is a unique collaborative created in 2009 that engages the key stakeholders who work with families on homeownership - nonprofit counselors, advocates, mortgage lenders, servicers and investors, attorneys and government agencies. Being a national, neutral, nonprofit organization allows us to listen to all the parties and build solutions that support homeowners and incorporate the unique needs of all stakeholders. As a result, HLP unifies the housing industry by helping individuals and families achieve and sustain homeownership. Stakeholders share information with each other via our technology platform and collaborate to find solutions to help homeowners. To date, we have helped more than 500,000 homeowners during their time of need.

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