Employment

Regine Albin joins VHFA as Vermont Housing Fellow

Suffolk University graduate student Regine Albin has been named the Fall 2020 Vermont Housing Fellow. Albin will receive a financial stipend to improve and expand information available to decision makers about Vermont housing markets and opportunities. In addition, the program is intended to provide the fellow with valuable experience aiding her professional development.

Troubled Vermonters will get grants for overdue mortgage payments

When Kimberly Edgar was unable to work due to COVID-19, the new Mortgage Assistance Program offered her a path for keeping her home in Brattleboro. Funded by the federal CARES Act, the program provides qualified Vermont homeowners with grants for up to six months of overdue mortgage and property tax payments.

Report suggests 17% of Vermont households at risk of housing insecurity due to job loss

A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston estimates that job losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic could put 21,351 Vermont homeowner and 23,561 renter households at high risk of not being able to pay their mortgage or rent.

Emerald Anderson joins VHFA as Vermont Housing Fellow

Suffolk University graduate student Emerald Anderson has been named the Summer 2020 Vermont Housing Fellow. Anderson will receive a financial stipend to improve and expand information available to decision makers about Vermont housing markets and opportunities. In addition, the program is intended to provide the fellow with valuable experience aiding to her professional development.

From Weymouth, Massachusetts, Anderson is pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Prior to starting her graduate work, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Legal Studies.

Help identify high impact strategies for promoting Vermont’s recovery

The Local Support and Community Action Team of the State of Vermont Economic Mitigation and Recovery Task Force needs your help prioritizing high impact ideas and actions identified by diverse stakeholders for COVID-19 recovery.  The task force was established by Governor Scott to help mitigate the short-term economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and develop strategies for long-term business and community recovery. 

Brittany Thurlo joins VHFA as Legal Coordinator

Executive Director Maura Collins announced that Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) has selected Brittany Thurlo as its new Legal Coordinator.

Thurlo comes to VHFA from Colorado, where she worked as a paralegal at several Denver companies, with a focus on corporate and real estate law.

“Brittany’s extensive experience in providing legal support will be a valuable addition to the Agency’s staff,” Collins remarked. “We especially appreciate her flexibility as she joins our team remotely during the unusual circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

VHFA signs Vermont Equal Pay Compact

Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) is proud to announce that it has signed the Vermont Equal Pay Compact through the Vermont Commission on Women. The compact is a pledge by Vermont employers to show their commitment to closing the wage gap. The Vermont Commission on Women offers signers support and strategies for creating an equitable workforce.

VHFA launches Vermont Housing Fellow Program

Caroline Rubin, a graduate student at University of Vermont, has been named the inaugural Vermont Housing Fellow by VHFA.  Rubin will receive a financial stipend to improve and expand information available to decision makers about Vermont housing markets and opportunities. In the process, she will gain valuable experience aiding her professional development.

Brenda Howley retires from VHFA

VHFA celebrated Brenda Howley for her many years of service as she retires from the Agency this month.

Brenda Howley served as VHFA’s Legal Coordinator since 2011. She worked with VHFA’s General Counsel to oversee VHFA’s corporate records, loan closings, Agency bond issuances, and coordinated meetings of VHFA’s Board of Commissioners. Prior to coming to VHFA, she worked at several local law firms. She is a graduate of Champlain College.

VHFA is hiring!

Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) is seeking a Legal Coordinator. This position assists the Agency's General Counsel in providing legal advice and performing legal functions, including oversight of corporate records management, program and procedure compilation, the closing of multifamily mortgage loans and Agency bond issuances, and the coordination of VHFA Board meetings. 

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