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Sam Falzone celebrates 30 years

sam falzone

Staff gathered this morning to celebrate a milestone in tenure:

Today is the 30th anniversary of Director of Multifamily Programs Sam Falzone joining the Agency.

Congratulations, Sam!

Waterman top originator for Orange County

Don Waterman was named VHFA's top originator for Orange County for FY2009.

Don's with Wells River Savings Bank/Northeast Home Loan in Barton.

Congratulations, Don!

Bourne top originator for Lamoille County

Bill Bourne has been named top VHFA originator for Lamoille County.

Bill's with Mortgage Financial Inc. in Morrisville.

We'll have one more top originator to name, at the end of September or early October.

Congratulations, Bill!

LaFerriere named a top originator

Susan LaFerriere, a loan originator for Union Bank in St. Johnsbury, has been named VHFA’s top mortgage loan originator in Caledonia, Essex and Orleans counties for 2009.

Congratulations, Susan!

We still have a few more counties to announce soon. Stay tuned ...

Smart Growth Award photos

Some photos from last night's Smart Growth Awards presented by Smart Growth Vermont at the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes.

Read about VHFA's role in a couple of the award winners.

VHFA projects receive Smart Growth Awards

proctorsville green revitalization & banknorth blockVermont Housing Finance Agency is a partner in two of the four projects receiving Smart Growth Awards this evening.

Proctorsville Green Revitalization (top) in Cavendish includes 20 affordable rentals and four affordable townhomes. VHFA provided construction financing and allocated Tax Credits.

Nominations open for downtown awards

middlebury painting by joe bolgerThe Vermont Division for Historic Preservation is taking nominations for its Vermont Downtown Awards.

The awards will be presented as part of the 2009 Vermont Downtown Conference, Friday, Nov. 6, at the Middlebury Inn and Town Hall Theater.

Deadline for nominations is Oct. 1.

Five Chittenden Bank lenders named top originators

Five Chittenden Bank lenders have been named top VHFA originators for fiscal year 2009: Michelle Shambo, Addison County; Debbie Corey, Bennington County; Laurie Laliberte, Rutland County; Cathy Eakins, Windham County; and Barbara Yankee, Windsor County.

Congratulations to all!

We'll have a few more to announce before too long.

Kim Roy celebrates 20 years

kim roy & sarah carpenterVHFA Assistant Director of Multifamily Programs Kim Roy (left) reached a milestone last week: 20 years on the job at the Agency.

Staff joined her in a little celebration, including presentation of the traditional VHFA captain chair.

Kim's pictured here with VHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter.

Congratulations, Kim!

Ketteridge named "Housing Hero" by Twin Pines

tom ketteridgeTom Ketteridge has received the 2009 Housing Hero award from Twin Pines Housing Trust in White River Junction.

The award is given to those who have "gone above and beyond normal effort to provide for the basic human need of clean, safe and dignified shelter."

Until recently, Tom was Managing Director of The Upper Valley Haven, a homeless shelter in White River Junction.


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