2016 provided the perfect opportunity to witness the powerful connection between VHFA’s mission, workplace satisfaction and social impact. The agency served more home buyers in 2016 than in any year since the Great Recession. VHFA’s awards of tax credits remained the largest source of funding for building and renovating affordable rental housing. In 2016, among the variety of public and private funders, VHFA’s financing single-handedly paid for nearly half of all the costs statewide of creating affordable homes for low-income Vermonter renters.
In testament to the importance of its mission and the impact of its work, VHFA was named the number one Best Place to Work in Vermont among small and medium-sized companies in 2016. “Our employees make this the best place to work because they are so committed to our mission,” Executive Director Sarah Carpenter said. “This honor directly reflects the dedication of our staff.”