Freddie Mac Multifamily head joins MBA Open Doors Foundation

by Candyd Mendoza10 Feb 2020

Deborah Jenkins, executive vice president and head of Freddie Mac Multifamily, has joined the MBA Open Doors Foundation board of directors.

Open Doors supports families with critically ill or injured children through mortgage and rental assistance, helping families stay in their home and be by their child’s side during treatment.

"Debby's enthusiasm for the Opens Doors' mission and her strategic vision will greatly support the foundation's growth goals into new markets while welcoming new partnerships into our existing network," said Debra Still, president and CEO of Pulte Mortgage and Opens Doors Foundation chairman. "Her senior leadership experience at Freddie Mac and involvement with MBA's Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance board of governors will serve us well in creating new ideas and strategies."

Jenkins started running Freddie Mac’s multifamily business in 2018. During her 11 years at the GSE, Jenkins has also served as senior vice president and national head of multifamily underwriting and credit and is currently a member of Freddie’s senior operating committee.

"MBA Opens Doors is serving thousands of families as they cope with housing costs while struggling to care for an ill or injured child," said Jenkins. "This is a mission that I see as critical, both as a parent and as someone with direct experience in housing affordability issues. As the newest member of the board, it will be a great honor to learn from and serve alongside so many who have dedicated their time to helping these families in their time of greatest need."