Meet HDF’s Senior Underwriter, Myriam Mena-Polk

April 16, 2018 Today, we chatted with Myriam Mena-Polk, HDF’s Senior Underwriter and one of our most long-time employees. Myriam has been working for HDF for 11 years and has witnessed HDF growing from a small office in Stamford, CT… Read more

Staff Insights: Meet HDF’s Director of Residential Lending Kelly Almanzar

April 4th, 2018 Financial products and services are integral to HDF’s business as we provide mortgage services and downpayment and closing cost assistance to first time homebuyers. But how it’s like from our staff’s perspective? HDF’s Director of Residential Lending,… Read more

Staff Insights: Meet Kayte Graveline, HDF’s Loan Processor

March 13, 2018 HDF provides both free homebuyer counseling services and lending services including downpayment and closing cost assistance. Not all of our staff have worked on both the counseling and lending department at HDF, but Kayte Graveline did! Let’s… Read more

Staff Insights: Interview with Our Underwriter Jackie Alves

February 27, 2018 Today, we chatted with Jackie Alves, an underwriter at HDF. She is a person that has gone through both the counseling and lending side of our organization. Let’s hear about her experience! What is a typical day… Read more

Staff Insights: Meet HDF’s Director of Innovation

February 1st, 2018 HDF is always open to innovation and changes. In recent years, we have undergone through a massive change in our internal technological structure to make our work smoother and more efficient. Elyse Pitts, the Director of Innovation,… Read more

HDF Received $5,000 Grant from Liberty Bank

January 24th, 2018 On January 23rd, Liberty Bank awarded HDF a $5,000 grant to support its First Time Home Buyer education and counseling Program. HDF’s first time homebuyer counseling services are provided completely free of charge, and they’re designed specifically… Read more

HDF Finished Lending HomeLIFT New Haven Loan Fund

January 10th, 2018 All HomeLIFT downpayment assistance funds have been fulfilled. HomeLIFT is a national program from Wells Fargo and NeighborWorks America. It provides eligible home buyers with a $15,000 in 0%, forgivable loan to purchase a home in New… Read more

Staff Insights: Meet the Person You See Her Face in HDF’s Flyers!

January 10, 2018 Have you seen the recent flyers of HDF loan products? Then you might see the face of Alba Castillo, our Business Development Specialist! Alba connects HDF with the outside world and hosts outreach events. Today, we chatted… Read more

2016-2017 Annual Report Has Been Published

January 5th, 2018 HDF’s 2016-2017 Annual Report is finally ready. To read the 2016-2017 Annual Report, please see HERE. The 2016-2017 Annual Report covers HDF’s achievement in multifamily affordable housing development in CT, and statistics from our homebuyer counseling service,… Read more

M&T Bank Foundation Donates $15,000 to HDF for First Time Homebuyer Program

January 2nd, 2018 M&T Bank Foundation awarded HDF a $15,000 grant to support its First Time Home Buyer education and counseling Program. HDF’s First Time Homebuyer counseling services are provided completely free of charge, and they’re designed specifically to help… Read more