Homefund Staff

About Us

Since 2008, HomesFund has been helping people achieve their homeownership goals. Our team does this by prioritizing our customers’ needs and placing their long-term financial stability and well-being at the forefront. HomesFund believes that a community that has healthy and happy homeowners is a vibrant and thriving community.

The mission of HomesFund is to build diverse and resilient communities by supporting the development of affordable housing programs, and empowering residents with the financial resources and educational tools to achieve homeownership in Southwest Colorado.

The HomesFund, a 501(c)3 nonprofit,  is a certified Community Development Financial Institute and a HUD approved housing counseling agency. The HomesFund receives funding to administer a variety of homeownership programs on behalf of the local jurisdictions including the Fair Share Program for the City of Durango and the Durango Mountain Resort program for La Plata County.

We are grateful to our broad base of community partners, who like us, see the value in providing homeownership opportunities in southwest Colorado.



HomesFund is hiring for the Executive Director position.  A job description and information about how to apply can be found HERE


  • Lisa Bloomquist Palmer
    Lisa Bloomquist PalmerExecutive Director
  • Pam Moore
    Pam MooreDeputy Director
  • Matt Morishige
    Matt MorishigeReal Estate Asset & Construction Program Manager
  • Veniece Fagerlin
    Veniece FagerlinOffice Manager / Loan Processor
  • Norah Hurley
    Norah HurleySenior Accountant
  • Sharon Carroll
    Sharon CarrollHomebuyer Program Coordinator

Board of Directors

Shawn Candelaria, Chair – Durango Market President – Four Corners Community Bank

Heather Garland, Vice Chair – Housing Solutions for the Southwest

Barry Spear, Secretary-Treasurer – Retired former attorney

Gene Fisher, Director- Retired Homebuilder

Nicole Holt, Director- Affordable Housing Advocate

Leah Ballard, Director – Executive Director – Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County

Sidny Zink, Director – Retired Fredrick Zink & Associates Owner, CPA, Audit Director

Amanda Erickson, Director – Executive Officer – Durango Area Association of Realtors

Donate to HomesFund

Please consider contributing to HomesFund.  Your support will ensure a pipeline of affordable housing opportunities for the workforce of Southwest Colorado.  Contributions made to HomesFund are tax deductible, and contributions over $250 qualify for a 25% Enterprise Zone State Tax Credit.  We are grateful for contributions in any amount. Thank you!