By: Leslie Black-Plumeau

October 3, 2022

Executive Director Maura Collins announced that Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) has promoted Mia Watson (she/her) of Essex Junction to the new role of Special Programs Manager.


Watson has been at VHFA since 2017 as the Agency’s Research and Communications Coordinator. In this role, she developed and updated visualizations on the Vermont Housing Data website, authored many agency publications including VHFA blog articles, press releases, social media and annual reports and operated the Vermont Housing Fellow program, an internship program for graduate students. She has a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Vermont. 

As VHFA’s new Special Programs Manager, Watson will replace Ken Pulido as the manager of the  Weatherization Repayment Assistance Program (WRAP), a new program featuring an innovative payment mechanism to allow more Vermonters to participate in comprehensive home weatherization projects.  The Special Programs Manager role will also include management responsibilities for broader energy finance initiatives as well as other new program and projects including the Vermont Housing Investment Fund.  

"VHFA continues to build new programs to help provide more Vermonters with affordable, safe, energy-efficient homes," Collins remarked. "Mia’s deep understanding of VHFA’s programs and the housing market will be invaluable as we expand our impact while working collaboratively with new and existing partners in the energy and finance sectors.”