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BURLINGTON—Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Robert Purcell of Georgia, VT has joined Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) as Financial Analyst. Purcell brings vast accounting and analytical experience ranging from accounting positions at Wells Fargo to account management in the captive insurance industry. He also brings strong systems and process improvement skills. Purcell holds a Masters in Public Administration earned at The University of Vermont and a B.A. in Business earned at The University of Colorado. Tom Connors, VHFA’s Chief Financial Officer, commented, “we look forward to having Rob apply his skills to some of the Agency’s more complex applications like rebate arbitrage and the financial forecast.” VHFA is a self-sustaining, non-profit agency created in 1974 by the Vermont Legislature to finance and promote affordable housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income Vermonters. Since its inception, the Agency has helped approximately 27,000 Vermont households with affordable mortgages and financed the development of approximately 8,400 affordable rental units.