Danny Gardner

Sr VP
Freddie Mac Ventures

Danny Gardner leads Freddie Mac’s Single-Family Affordable Lending and Access to Credit business.

Mr. Gardner is primarily responsible for fulfilling Freddie Mac’s community mission to provide sustainable homeownership education and financing to families who are traditionally underserved by the market.

He and his team support clients by partnering with the Sales team to educate clients on the availability and use of our affordable-related products and programs, including the Home Possible® suite of mortgage products and CreditSmart Financial Literacy Program. He also leads engagement with state and local housing finance agencies, diverse and inclusive realtor associations and national and local community development organizations, to establish partnerships and programs that create successful homeowners.

With Freddie Mac since 2015, Mr. Gardner brings over 25 years of mortgage banking experience. He has spent most of his career in leadership roles focused on providing opportunities for families to buy their first homes. As leader of CRA Lending for the mortgage businesses of Citibank and Capital One and chief operating officer of the National Community Stabilization Trust, he helped municipalities and nonprofit organizations reclaim neighborhoods devastated by the foreclosure crisis.

He’s also spent a large part of his career working with state and local housing finance agencies by serving as program administrator and master loan servicer for first-time homebuyer programs.

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