About Us

Trinity Empowerment is on a mission to address the need for resources
in the communities we serve. We work to make the Dream of
Homeownership a reality in our community through education
and inspiration.


For nearly 20 years, we have offered our services to potential
homebuyers and existing homeowners. These services help families
experience increase in their financial wellness and start on the path to
wealth creation.

Trinity believes that our community is stronger together, and the
community is built one family at a time. Our aim is always to provide
Financial Health and Knowledge as the fuel to Empower Your Dreams.

To EMPOWER

To EDUCATE

To ENCOURAGE

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Educated over 5,000 clients seeking homeownership

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Empowered 500 clients to purchase homes through First Time Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance

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Empowered 70% of our clients through increased credit scores and financial capacity

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Encouraged over 1,000 clients through the foreclosure prevention process and helped most clients to receive a loan modification, which allowed them to stay in their home

In The Last Few Years...

  • Educated over 5,000 clients seeking homeownership
  • Empowered 500 clients to purchase homes through First Time Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance
  • Empowered 70% of our clients through increased credit scores and financial capacity
  • Encouraged over 1,000 clients through the foreclosure prevention process and helped most clients to receive a loan modification, which allowed them to stay in their home

Our Team

Our team of professionals is committed to serving your needs

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Stephanye “Steffye” Johnson

Founder and Executive Director

Steffye Johnson is the Founder and Executive Director of Trinity Empowerment. She is a HUD Certified Housing Counselor, HECM Certified Reverse Mortgage Expert, and has over 25 years of experience in the Real Estate and Mortgage Industry as an agent, mortgage broker, and loan originator. 

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Kraig J Owanikin

Certified Housing Counselor, Assistant Director of Development

Kraig J Owanikin is a HUD Certified Housing Counselor and Certified Credit Counselor who has been working in both the nonprofit and the real estate industry for over five years. He is an active member of the Miami-Dade community, mentoring and developing youth through various community organizations including Trinity. 

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Federico “Freddy” McCormack

Senior Counselor

Freddy McCormack is a Senior Counselor and HUD Certified Housing Counselor with over 15 years of experience in the Real Estate and Mortgage Industry as an agent. A native of Panama, Freddy facilitates our Group Education classes. He can provide service in English y en Español. 

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Diana Vasquez

Certified Housing Counselor, Office Manager

Diana Vasquez is a HUD Certified Housing Counselor and Trinity’s Office Manager. She documents all client interactions to ensure that they get the support and assistance that they need. She is also certified in Pre-Purchase and Default programs and can provide service in English y en Español. 

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Candy Soumah

Intake Counselor

Candy Soumah is a bilingual member of our team working primarily as an Intake Counselor. She makes sure our clients get the services they need, and are positioned to take advantage of our community and real estate partnerships and can provide service in English y en Español.

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Kristal Ramnanan

Kristal Ramnanan is a bilingual member of our team working primarily as an Intake Counselor. She makes sure our clients get the services they need, and are positioned to take advantage of our community and real estate partnerships and can provide service in English y en Español.and can provide service in English y en Español.