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.

7/22/2020 – HomesFund is currently hiring an Office Manager / Loan Processor. The Job Description can be accessed HERE. Please email Lisa Bloomquist Palmer at lisa@homesfund.org for more information.

Staff

  • Lisa Bloomquist Palmer
    Lisa Bloomquist PalmerExecutive Director
  • Pam Moore
    Pam MooreDeputy Director
  • Matt Morishige
    Matt MorishigeHomebuyer Program Coordinator
  • Kathy Bloomquist
    Kathy BloomquistSenior Accountant
  • Michelle Pylar
    Michelle PylarOffice Manager

Board of Directors

Jim Wotkyns, Chair – Owne/Broker, Wells Group

Laura Lewis Marchino, Vice-Chair – Executive Director, Region 9 Economic Development District

Sidny Zink, Secretary-Treasurer – Owner, Fredrick Zink & Associates

Paul Root – Retired – Former Branch Manager, Academy Mortgage

Dixie Gray – HCV Program Specialist, Montezuma County Housing Authority

Chris Ruecker – Chief Financial Officer, Steamworks

Shawn Candelaria – Durango Market President, Four Corners Community Bank

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!

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