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Housing director dies in tragic accident

Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on 7/28/2011

Phil Holmes, long-time promoter of affordable multifamily housing at HUD’s Manchester office, died tragically last night in a motorcycle accident.

Through his many years of work with the Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont housing manager associations, Phil became a good friend to many owners, managers and agency staff.   Phil was a was strong advocate of HUD’s risk share insurance program and expansion of computer learning centers in HUD assisted housing.   He was also well known for his involvement with Northgate Apartments and support for resident control and ownership.

Sam Falzone, VHFA’s Director of Multifamily Programs, described his death as “a tremendous loss to the affordable housing community throughout northern New England.”