BURGESS JOINS HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY STAFF
BISMARCK - The North Dakota Housing Finance Agency
(NDHFA) recently added a new staff member to the planning and housing development division.Sylvia Burgess
of Bismarck has been hired as the Agency's housing development officer.
new position, Burgess
is responsible for development and implementation of the Agency's Low Income Housing Tax Credit allocation plan.The program is the most significant producer of affordable rental housing in North Dakota, having provided almost 5,000 units dedicated to low-income renters.
"Without affordable housing, many working families find themselves cost burdened, spending more than half of their income to keep a roof overhead," said Burgess
."I am eager to begin working with the developers that use the state's program to meet the needs of lower-income households."Burgess was a loan officer for a Bismarck bank before coming to NDHFA.She
husband, Jeff, have two children.Burgess
replaces Jolene Kline, who was named the Agency's planning and housing development director in August.