IHDA Lender Awards

Every year we recognize the hard work and dedication of our lending partners. Their support of IHDA programs helps thousands of families across Illinois. Congratulations to our Top Lenders and Loan Officers! 

Introducing Our Statewide Winners!

We've expanded our award categories to include loan officers who have helped the most borrowers across Illinois. These Loan Officers represent the hard work and commitment that goes into helping borrowers across Illinois! Congratulations!

1ST PLACE

STATEWIDE LOAN OFFICER

Diego Ramos

94 Units - $9,213,307.00

Envoy Mortgage 

NMLS ID: 1154265

Since 2014, Diego has proven to be a leader in mortgage lending.

 

Recognized by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, Diego is ranked #32 nationwide and #3 in Illinois. 

His commitment to helping homebuyers has been instrumental to families across Illinois. 

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Diego Ramos

779-537-9620

2ND PLACE

STATEWIDE LOAN OFFICER

Stacy Jones

69 Units – $6,630,279.00

Midwest Community Bank

NMLS ID: 565711

Stacy started in mortgage banking in 1990 as a loan processor and continued to grow her knowledge into closing and post-closing roles.  For the past 23 years she has been helping clients choose the best financing options customized to suit their needs.

 

"I find it an honor to be able to help someone make homeownership a reality!"  

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Stacy Jones

815-637-7605

3rd place

STATEWIDE LOAN OFFICER

Jason Accola

57 Units – $9,531,342.00

Wintrust Mortgage

NMLS ID: 755894

Since 2012, Jason has been annually recognized by the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) with the Governor’s Award as the Number One Mortgage Originator in the State of Illinois for first-time and repeat buyer down payment and closing costs assistance programs. He has provided more than $100 million in homebuyer assistance to over 700 families across Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

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Jason Accola

312-646-4221

 

Top Lenders

Chicagoland Region

Northwest Region

Central Region

Southern Region

 

Top Loan Officers

Chicagoland Region

Northwest Region

Central Region

Southern Region

 

How are the lenders and loan officers selected?

  • Statewide Top Loan Officers are scored by a count of total units across all regions within the State of Illinois.
  • Top Lenders are ranked by a count of total units purchased and compete within the region of which the majority of their loans are located – Units as defined as new 1st lien position mortgage.
  • Top Loan Officers are ranked by a unit count by NMLS number entered on each individual IHDA loan and compete within the region that majority of their IHDA loans are located in.
  • Chicagoland Region includes counties: Boone, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, Will
  • Northwest Region includes counties: Bureau, Carroll, Henry, Jo Davies, Lee, Mercer, Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago
  • Central Region includes counties: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, Henderson, Livingston, Iroquois, Jersey, Knox, Logan, Macon, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McLean, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Peoria, Piatt, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Tazewell, Vermilion, Warren, Woodford
  • Southern Region includes Counties: Alexander, Bond, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Massac, Menard, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, St. Clair, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, Williamson
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