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The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Opens Doors Foundation announced that it has provided mortgage and rental payment assistance to more than 15,000 families since starting its Home Grant Program in 2012.

Founded in 2011 and first partnering with Children’s National Medical System in Washington, D.C., in 2012, Open Doors has offered assistance in all 50 states, Guam, and the District of Columbia by providing housing relief grants of up to $2,000 a month to families with critically ill children. The Foundation works with social workers at each of its network hospitals to identify families with critically ill or injured children who are most in need of mortgage and rental assistance.

“That we’ve helped keep more than 15,000 families with critically ill or injured children in their homes while they faced long, arduous, and expensive roads to recovery is an extraordinary feat,” said Debra W. Still, vice chairman of Pulte Financial Services. “I’ve been fortunate to be the chairman of the Opens Doors board since 2013, helping to grow this amazing organization from a simple idea into a vital source of support for families across the country. I am very grateful for the overwhelming generosity of MBA member companies and the thousands of individuals working in the real estate finance community for the kindness they demonstrate year after year.”