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Employment

VHFA announces the promotion of Kim Roy to Director of Multifamily Asset Management and Compliance

Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Kim Roy has been promoted to Director of Multifamily Asset Management and Compliance at VHFA.  She began her career at the Agency in 1989 in the Communication’s Department and has held a variety of positions with VHFA.  Kim most recently served as Assistant Director of Multifamily Programs. She will take over department leadership from recently retired Sam Falzone. “Kim has been a long-term, dedicated employee of VHFA for 28 years and we are so pleased she is taking on this new role.” said Sarah Carpenter, VHFA’s Executive Director.

Burlington Housing Authority announces new leadership

Allyson Laackman has been appointed as the executive director of the Burlington Housing Authority (BHA), the organization’s board of commissioners announced today. 

Laackman, who was recruited in December as interim co-executive director to help lead the organization through a strategic planning process, has a distinguished career in public service, including serving as the White House’s chief financial officer.

ANDREA TIESO JOINS VHFA AS MULTIFAMILY MANAGEMENT OFFICER

Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced that VHFA has hired a new Multifamily Management Officer.  Andrea Tieso comes to VHFA from Summit Property Management where she has worked since 2014 as a Compliance Specialist.  She has many years of experience in property management and has worked specifically with Housing Tax Credits and Section 8 housing.

VHFA ranked again among top five small Vermont places to work

VHFA is ranked again in the top five Best Places to Work among small and medium sized companies across the state by the Vermont Business Magazine. After receiving the honor of the top spot in 2016, VHFA was ranked fourth for 2017.  The award was made last night at the DoubleTree Hotel in South Burlington where Governor Phil Scott and hundreds of employees from the 45 companies ranked as finalists gathered. 

VHFA is hiring!

VHFA has an immediate opening for a Multifamily Housing Management Officer. Named Vermont's Best Small Place to Work in 2016, we are looking for an individual who will help us maintain our great reputation, and who demonstrates a strong work ethic, is creative, puts customers first, and works well both independently and as a team player.

HEATHER KVASNAK JOINS VHFA AS MANAGER OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - HOMEOWNERSHIP

BURLINGTON—Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Heather Kvasnak joined the Agency in the position of Manager of Business Development - Homeownership.

Heather has a background in mortgage lending as well as regulatory and compliance requirements .  Her previous positions with Wells Fargo and Bank of America required Heather to conduct trainings for diverse audiences. 

Heather resides in Fairfax, Vermont.

Heather joined the Agency on Friday, February 17th.  

Burlington Town Center expected to create much-needed affordable housing and jobs

In addition to construction jobs, the proposed Burlington Town Center plans include creation of 55 new units of affordable housing and 219 market rate homes.  Housing advocates and community leaders joined Burlington Mayor Weinberger today in City Hall Park to discuss ways in which the proposed Town Center would help address the needs of the region’s residents for more affordable homes located near jobs and services. 

New fact sheets show impact and need for housing tax credits in VT

In Vermont, the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits allocated by VHFA have financed 6,513 apartments, providing affordable homes to 15,175 low-income Vermont households and supporting 7,360 jobs.

Jennifer Martin joins VHFA as Underwriter

Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Jennifer Martin, St. Albans, VT, has joined VHFA as an Underwriter. 

Job openings in VHFA's homeownership department

VHFA is growing our homeownership staff and has immediate openings in our Burlington office for an Operations Coordinator and Mortgage Loan Underwriter.

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