Maura Collins became Executive Director of the Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) in January 2019. She has worked at VHFA since 2002 in many roles, including oversight of Homeownership lending, real estate development, asset management and compliance, information technology, human resources, research, communications and political affairs.
Collins has her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Vermont and has served on UVM’s faculty, teaching graduate-level housing policy courses. In her spare time, Collins is Chair of the Board of Pathways Vermont, a homeless service agency pioneering a rural version of the Housing First model.
In her role at VHFA, Collins sits on the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board’s board, the Vermont Council on Homelessness and Vermont Housing Council.
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 focused on housing for people with disabilities and/or who did not have homes.
Vermont’s Current Housing Landscape?
with Senator Becca Balint + VHFA Director Maura Collins
Community Vision Stage, 11:30am
Join the state’s housing leaders to learn more about the housing pressures facing Vermonters. Senate Majority Leader Becca Balint (Brattleboro) and Vermont Housing Finance Director Maura Collins will discuss recent legislative victories and what housing needs the state still needs to address. With a special focus on homelessness and the connection between jobs and homes, this lively pair will keep you both entertained and informed on all things housing.