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Brittany Riley joins VHFA as Administrative Assistant

Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Brittany Riley of South Burlington, VT has joined Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) as Administrative Assistant.

Timothy Collins joins VHFA as SQL Report Writer and Analyst

Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Monday that Tim Collins of Burlington, VT has joined VHFA as SQL Report Writer and Analyst.

Tim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering Technology earned at Vermont Technical College.  He brings vast information technology experience ranging from application development to database management and web design.

Robert Purcell joins VHFA as financial analyst

VHFA's Executive Director,  Sarah Carpenter,  announced that 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.

Brittany Garland joins VHFA as financial analyst / compliance specialist

Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced that Brittany Garland of South Burlington has joined VHFA as Financial Analyst/Compliance Specialist.

Over the past 4 years Garland worked as an Accountant and AP/AR Coordinator at Hampton Direct.  She holds a B.A. in Business Administration earned at Castleton State College.

Career opportunities at VHFA

Interested in joining VHFA’s team?  We have immediate openings for an Administrative Assistant and SQL Server Report Writer and Analyst.   VHFA is an equal opportunity employer. 

Read more about these positions.

Top challenges facing low and moderate-income communities

When surveyed recently by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, service providers chose availability of job opportunities, state and local budget cuts, and federal budget cuts as the top three most important challenges facing low-and moderate-income communities in New England. Access to affordable housing and home foreclosures rounded out the top five most frequently cited responses.

Review the survey results.

Housing survey for employers

Last month, a survey was sent asking employers about their current employee’s housing needs as well as how housing may be impacting companies’ ability to attract and retain workers. The survey is still open, but the deadline for responding is September 23. If you haven’t already, please spend a few minutes providing your feedback.  Take the survey

Remember, completing the survey enters you in a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to a store/restaurant of your choice!

New survey of employers about impact of housing

There's a new local survey of employers asking about housing’s availability, condition and affordability and its impact on their ability to attract and retain workers.

Sara Barrett joins VHFA as loan servicing assistant

Sara Barrett of Burlington has joined VHFA as Loan Servicing Assistant.

New Editor for Housing Matters

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VHFA Research Analyst Leslie Black-Plumeau (left) has become the new Editor of the Agency's Housing Matters blog.

She takes over for Communications Coordinator Craig Bailey (right), who finishes his 10-year tenure with VHFA on July 15 to become a Web Developer at a Montpelier Internet marketing firm.


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