HDF Wins Best Loans for Best of Stamford 2020!

HDF is proud to announce that we have been chosen as the best lender in Stamford in 2020 by the Stamford Awards Program! This award would not have been possible without the strong leadership of Kelly Almanzar (pictured above), our… Read more

HDF Receives $500 Grant from NeighborWorks America to participate in NW Week!

Wednesday, May 5th, 2019 – HDF was delighted to participate in NeighborWorks Week, a week-long celebration that mobilizes thousands of volunteers who show their commitment to their communities through service.  This year, HDF staff spent the day cleaning up the… Read more

Director of Innovation speaks at PSC Housing Panel

Elyse Pitts discussed on-the-ground strategies to tackle the Missing Middle Housing Crisis Ever wondered about Connecticut’s Missing Middle in housing stock? HDF’s very own Director of Innovation, Elyse Pitts, was part of a Partnership for Strong Communities panel discussion yesterday… Read more

Staff Insights: Meet Alena Nayak, Senior Business Line Data Analyst

June 29th, 2018 HDF has been transforming itself to a cloud-based organization, and that would have been impossible without the Innovation department! Today, we chatted with Alena Nayak, Senior Business Line Data Analyst about her role at HDF during our… Read more

NeighborWorks America Volunteer event

May 30th, 2018 Save the date! HDF will volunteer at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center during the NeighborWorks week on June 6th this year. The nature center hopes that we can help painting the bridge near the otter pond… Read more

Staff Insights: Meet Mary Trent, Director of Development and Communications

May 30th, 2018 HDF has been changing tremendously in the past 5 years, and a person behind the process is Mary Trent, currently Director of Development and Communications. Today, we chatted with Mary to learn more about her roles at… Read more

Staff Insights: Meet HDF Homeownership Advisor, Jerry Morgan

May 8th, 2018 HDF provides free counseling and education for first-time homebuyers, and this cannot happen without the dedication of our Homeownership Advisors! Today, we chatted with Jerry Morgan to talk about his path to this position and how his… Read more

Staff Insights: 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 long-time employees. Myriam has been working for HDF for 11 years and has witnessed HDF growing from a small office in Stamford, CT to… 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