Danielle Samalin

Danielle Samalin

Executive Vice President & President, Framework®

In her executive leadership role with the Housing Partnership Network, Danielle Samalin oversees homeownership initiatives and serves as president of Framework, an innovative online homeownership platform co-developed by HPN and the Minnesota Homeownership Center that is designed to prepare home buyers and owners for smart, sustainable homeownership.

From the outset of her career, Danielle has developed expertise to support the enduring importance of home, especially homeownership. She has also worked to transform the business model for the housing counseling industry, and to create new technologies and delivery systems to educate and empower prospective homebuyers who must navigate increasingly complex pathways to homeownership. Over nearly a decade at HPN, and in previous roles, Danielle has advocated for innovative, scalable housing counseling systems that could provide both efficiency and consistent quality throughout the changing mortgage market.

In recognition of her work to launch Framework, HousingWire Magazine named Danielle one of the 2014 Influential Women in Housing. She also serves on the Fannie Mae Affordable Housing Advisory Council, the NeighborWorks Center for Homeownership Education and Counseling Advisory Committee, and she is the Co-Chair of the National Industry Standards Advisory Committee. Danielle also helped to create the Coalition of HUD Housing Counseling Intermediaries, a national network of HUD-approved housing counseling nonprofit organizations that also pass through federal funding to other nonprofits housing counseling providers. Additionally, she has published an article about homeownership and neighborhood stabilization in the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Community Development Investment Review.

Danielle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Wesleyan University, and a Master of Arts degree in Urban Planning from New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.