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About Home Buyers Round Table

Home buying is a stressful process that benefits from a helping hand. This fact caused founders to organize the Home Buyers Round Table of Dane County Inc. (HBRT) in December 1997 to help would-be homeowners overcome two significant barriers to home ownership:

HBRT continues these efforts today. We strive to meet the needs of low- to moderate-income potential home buyers through education, counseling, and support of both home buyers and industry professionals, and through targeted programs that increase knowledge of the home-buying process.

We provide meaningful, current education through monthly member meetings, free education classes for potential homebuyers and annual down payment assistance training for lenders and REALTORS®. We offer Lender Down Payment Assistance Training in partnership with the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association every February and Realtor Down Payment Assistance training in partnership with the REALTORS® Association of South Central Wisconsin every March.

Our Mission

The Home Buyers Round Table of Dane County is a collaboration of housing industry representatives that promote homeownership through education and counseling to low and moderate-income families.  We believe homeownership will increase family stability and financial security; stabilize and strengthen communities and neighborhoods; and generate jobs and stimulate economic growth.

Our Board Members


Jake Johnson

Husky Homes

(608) 215-3627


Maria Davila-Martinez
City of Madison
(608) 283-1382


Paul Sukenik
Habitat for Humanity of Dane County
(608) 255-1549


Ruth Hackney 


Monica Gonzalez
Bank of Sun Prairie
(608) 467-1803

Rina Coutier
UW Credit Union

(608) 590-6105

Paola Paulino

Summit Credit Union
(608) 243-5000

Leonardo Daniel
Johnson Financial Group
(608) 279-1002

Connie Hilla
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group

(608) 709-9744

Dan Easley

Easley Services 248-3198

Gretchen Schutz
Realtor Association of South Central WI
(608) 516-8329

Becky Binz

City of Sun Prairie

(608) 825-0869

Caleb Odorfer
Dane County Department of Human Services
(608) 283-1382

Home Buyers Round Table Governance


Meeting Minutes