Julie Romero, Assistant Vice President of COMBANK Mortgage Company and Retail Banking Officer at Community Bank of Florida, recently completed the USA Cares National Certified Military Housing Specialist Course. The program is funded by a grant from Fannie Mae and is designed to provide an understanding of how to work with military borrowers, prevent foreclosure and provide housing assistance. The course delivers the tools and knowledge necessary to work with military applicants by providing housing professionals with details about military language, rank and pay systems and advice to give military families to help avoid mortgage delinquencies.
USA Cares is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that helps post 9/11 military families. Their mission is to help with basic financial needs, assist combat injured Veterans and prevent private military home foreclosures and evictions. Across the nation, USA Cares has granted over $8 million dollars to post 9/11 active duty military and veterans, saved over 1,560 military family homes and kept over 2,800 children in their homes.
Ms. Romero has been with the Community Bank Financial Family for over five years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political and Public Affairs from the University of Miami and is a graduate of the Florida School of Banking. She is a Homestead resident and is extremely active in the community, serving as a member of several organizations. Excited about completing the course, Julie expressed, “This was a wonderful course that will help me better serve the people who serve us – the Military.”