Dave Chien joins VHFA as IT Director

By: Mia Watson

Executive Director Maura Collins announced that Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) has hired Dave Chien of Williston as its new Director of Information Technology (IT).

Chien comes to VHFA from Vermont Legal Aid, where he worked for the past 12 years, most recently as their Senior IT Administrator. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University and the University of Buffalo.

 “We selected Dave from a pool of over 150 applicants for this position,” Collins remarked. “Dave’s experience in nonprofit IT will be a valuable asset to the Agency as we pursue new initiatives.”

In his role as IT Director, Chien will manage all aspects of the Agency’s technology resources, including the network, websites, hardware, and software, as well as improving VHFA’s technology processes and procedures.

VHFA is a 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 29,000 Vermont households with affordable mortgages and financed the development of approximately 8,800 affordable rental apartments.