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Guild Mortgage Earns 2021 Home Possible RISE Award® from Freddie Mac

Annual Program Honors Lenders Working with Low-Income Homebuyers; Guild Recognized in HFA Advantage® Volume Category for Third Straight Year

San DiegoGuild Mortgage (NYSE: GHLD), a rapidly growing mortgage lending company originating and servicing residential loans since 1960, was recognized as a 2021 Home Possible RISE Award® winner from Freddie Mac.

Now in its fourth year, the Home Possible RISE (Recognizing Individuals for Sustained Excellence) program recognizes Freddie Mac’s top clients across multiple categories for excellence with the Home Possible® mortgage, the organization’s affordable lending solution for very low- to low-income homebuyers.

Guild Mortgage, a recognized leader in low-to-moderate income affordable and sustainable lending, earned the Home Possible RISE Award in the HFA Advantage® Volume category for the third consecutive year.

“It’s always an honor to be recognized for our work to help more people achieve the benefits of homeownership,” said Mary Ann McGarry, CEO of Guild Mortgage. “It’s even more rewarding to earn a Home Possible RISE Award from Freddie Mac for our work in 2020, which was a remarkable year for so many. Despite the pandemic and other challenges, we were able to help keep thousands of families in their homes last year, and that is the best reward of all.”

The Home Possible RISE Awards combined volume from national Home Possible and Home Possible Advantage mortgage options. Lenders must be active Freddie Mac Seller/Servicers, and correspondent lenders and brokers must originate through those Seller/Servicers. Freddie Mac reviewed 2020 data and awarded the top organizations among several categories.

The complete list of the award winners is available at

A leading national lender, Guild has a deep history of developing innovative pilot programs and specialized products in partnership with government organizations like Freddie Mac to help deliver the promise of home in every neighborhood and community it serves. Its loan professionals can serve the needs of any homebuyer, from helping first-time buyers achieve homeownership, often through government loan programs, to homebuyers looking for a jumbo loan. Guild also helps active duty and retired military personnel who qualify for VA loans with 100% financing and flexible qualifying standards. The company is consistently recognized for its impact in the communities it serves, commitment to customer service, strength in regulatory compliance and workplace culture.

About Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac makes home possible for millions of families and individuals by providing mortgage capital to lenders. Since our creation by Congress in 1970, we’ve made housing more accessible and affordable for homebuyers and renters in communities nationwide. We are building a better housing finance system for homebuyers, renters, lenders, investors, and taxpayers. Learn more at, Twitter @FreddieMac and Freddie Mac’s blog

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About the Author: Guild Mortgage

Founded in 1960 when the modern U.S. mortgage industry was just forming, Guild Mortgage Company is a nationally recognized independent mortgage lender providing residential mortgage products and local in-house origination and servicing. Guild’s collaborative culture and commitment to diversity and inclusion enable it to deliver a personalized experience for each customer. With more than 4,000 employees and over 250 retail branches, Guild has relationships with credit unions, community banks, and other financial institutions and services loans in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Guild’s highly trained loan professionals are experienced in government-sponsored programs such as FHA, VA, USDA, down payment assistance programs and other specialized loan programs. Guild Mortgage Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guild Holdings Company, whose shares of Class A common stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GHLD.