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Promotion comes as company launches its Kani Urban Indian Housing Initiative to increase homeownership among urban Indian population 

Jan. 4, 2021 CEDAR CITY, Utah – CBC Mortgage Agency (CBCMA), a nationally chartered housing finance agency and a leading source of down payment assistance for first-time homebuyers, has promoted Miki Adams to president. Adams will lead a team of more than 70 employees in the effort to increase homeownership for low- and moderate-income families who might otherwise be unable to save for a down payment.

Adams is taking over the role from Richard Ferguson, who will work on developing new affordable housing initiatives.

“I’m excited to hand the reins to Miki,” said Ferguson. “Her comprehensive experience in the residential mortgage business combined with her commitment to closing the homeownership gap in America has been instrumental in enabling CBCMA to fulfill its mission.”

Adams, who previously served as executive vice president of CBCMA, has 30 years of mortgage lending experience and has managed companies through calm and tumultuous markets. Her background includes credit and collateral underwriting, secondary marketing and portfolio asset management, regulatory compliance, and regulatory audit and examination management.

“Homeownership is a cornerstone of the American dream and critical to building intergenerational wealth,” Adams said. “It’s a passion and privilege to continue working on behalf of this value for underserved in our nation.”

Adams’ promotion coincides with CBCMA’s partnership with the National Urban Indian Family Coalition to launch the Kani Urban Indian Housing Initiative. The initiative is working to increase homeownership within the urban Indian community.

“I’m excited about this new partnership and to continue to work with Richard in his new role as our company’s visionary,” Adams said, “Richard’s dedication to reducing racial wealth disparity by creating new opportunities for homeownership through down payment assistance has been inspirational. He exemplifies how idealism and practicality can work hand in hand.”


About CBC Mortgage Agency

Founded in 2013, CBC Mortgage Agency is a nationally chartered housing finance agency. As a leading source of down payment assistance, the company helps low-to-moderate income consumers, often in minority neighborhoods, achieve the dream of homeownership. CBCMA, which was recognized as one of the Top 25 Companies in Mortgage & Servicing by MReport, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cedar Band Corp., a federally chartered tribal corporation founded by the Cedar Band of Paiute Indians. More information can be found at