A Message from Hometown Lender’ Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

Our country and our communities are hurting right now. We recognize the fear and the pain of injustice. We want to reassure our customers, employees and business partners that our commitment has not wavered.

We believe that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”…Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hometown Lenders is committed to integrity, service, accountability, and social justice. We are an equal opportunity lender, and an equal opportunity employer. We foster an environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

We will continue to strive to maintain knowledge of and sensitivity to the impact of race, ethnicity, and gender. By our ongoing commitment to inclusion, Hometown Lenders is a welcoming environment for all.

We have been and will continue to be an equal opportunity employer and an equal opportunity lender. We are passionate in our pursuit of making homeownership dreams a reality regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Thank you for your continued support.

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A NOTE ON THE PASSING OF SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG.

Last week, our nation lost an historic judicial figure, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Many deservedly kind things have been said about Justice Ginsburg and her wide sweeping influence on American life.

Perhaps the most powerful statements as to her importance were issued by her colleagues on the Supreme Court who described her in the following ways:

https://www.scotusblog.com/2020/09/statements-from-supreme-court-justices-on-the-death-of-justice-ginsburg/

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A product of the Brooklyn, New York public school system, Ruth Ginsburg earned a scholarship at prestigious Cornell University and later graduated from Harvard Law School as one of only nine women in a class of more than 500. From there, she became a pioneer for gender equality throughout her career. Prompted by her own experiences, Ginsburg handled sex discrimination complaints early in her legal career, and envisioned that men and women would “create new traditions by their actions, if artificial barriers are removed, and avenues of opportunity held open to them."

Diminutive and shy, she became the architect of the legal fight for women's rights in the 1970s, and subsequently served 27 years on the nation's highest court, becoming arguably its most prominent member.

An informed and thorough historical telling of Justice Ginsberg’s career can be found here (https://www.aclu.org/other/tribute-legacy-ruth-bader-ginsburg-and-wrp-staff#end).

The world is a better place for Ruth Ginsberg having lived in it. Hometown’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee mourns Justice Ginsberg’s passing and will continue to strive to achieve her goal of an equal and more inclusive society.