Maura Collins is the Deputy Director of the Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA), where she has worked since 2002. She oversees the Homeownership, Information Technology, Multifamily Development, and Multifamily Asset Management and Compliance Departments. She is responsible for developing successful business plans for each program area as well as maximizing capital resources for VHFA programs and developing new business opportunities. Maura is an advisor on housing policy, homeless and supportive housing efforts, and leads the Agency’s strategic planning and risk management efforts. Previously, Maura was VHFA’s Director of Policy where she was a state and federal legislative liaison and managed the Agency’s research, communications, human resources, and administration departments.
Maura has her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Vermont and serves on UVM’s faculty, teaching a graduate-level Housing Policy course. She is Chair of the Board of Pathways Vermont, a homeless service agency pioneering a rural version of the Housing First model. 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 people with disabilities and people who were homeless.