Maura Collins became Executive Director of the Vermont Housing Finance Agency in January 2019. She joined VHFA in 2002, and through progressively increased responsibilities she worked in all but one department prior to becoming the Agency’s director. Collins has her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Vermont and Bachelors from the University at Buffalo. She served on UVM’s faculty for a decade, teaching graduate-level housing policy courses. In her personal capacity, Collins serves on the Boards of VELCO, Pathways Vermont, and the Vermont Community Development Program Advisory Board.
In her role at VHFA, Collins sits on the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, the Vermont Council on Homelessness, the Vermont Housing Council, the National Council of State Housing Agencies Board, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston Advisory Council, and the Vermont Treasurer’s Local Investment Advisory Committee.
In 2012, Maura was named as one of the top 40 professionals under 40 years old by Vermont Business Magazine. Prior to joining VHFA, Maura worked at the Technical Assistance Collaborative in Boston, MA, as a housing consultant dedicated to the needs of people with disabilities and/or those without homes.