Executive Director Maura Collins has announced that Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) has selected Megan Roush (she/her) of Northfield in the new role of Director of Development.
Roush has been at VHFA since 2019 working as a Community Development Underwriter. In this role, she has served as the chair of the Manufactured Housing Subcommittee of the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition. Prior to coming to VHFA, Roush worked as a Housing Loan Specialist at USDA Rural Development. Roush has a bachelor's degree from Saint Michael's College and is currently completing her M.S. in Community Development and Applied Economics at the University of Vermont. She also serves as a volunteer emergency medical technician with Colchester Rescue.
"VHFA continues to build new programs to house more Vermonters," Collins remarked. "Megan’s experience and leadership will be invaluable as we expand our impact while continuing to work collaboratively with the state’s housing funding and development community.”
The role of Development Director at VHFA has not been filled since 2019, with those duties managed since that time by the Managing Director of Community Development. The new Director of Development will manage the Community Development Underwriter team, support new program development, and will serve as a main point of contact for Vermont developers applying for VHFA funding.