Sarah Carpenter honored by Vermont Housing Managers Association

By: Mia Watson

Earlier this fall, VHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Vermont Housing Managers Association (VHMA) for her lifetime of service in affordable housing.

Carpenter has worked in affordable housing management throughout her career. Prior to her role as Executive Director of VHFA, she led Cathedral Square Corporation as its Executive Director for 15 years and worked with the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging on housing issues. Sarah was a founding member of VHMA and has served in a variety of roles, including President and Treasurer.

VHMA supports a network of affordable housing management organizations across Vermont, offering advanced training about current regulations and best practices for housing service providers.  VHFA works closely with housing managers as part of its responsibility to provide oversight to state and federally funded housing developments. VHFA monitors housing projects for financial viability, property maintenance, program compliance, and long-term affordability.

Photo courtesy of Karen Pike Photography