Cathedral Square is proud to announce that Molly K. Dugan, former Acting Commissioner for the Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) will be joining Cathedral Square Corporation (CSC) on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 as Project Manager. In this role, she will be working on a number of affordable housing development projects, as well as strategic planning initiatives for the organization.

Molly comes to Cathedral Square with a distinguished career in the field of housing. Molly started with the Department of Housing and Community Affairs in 2001 working in the Vermont Community Development Program where she served as Senior Community Development Specialist and then Director. She became Deputy Commissioner of DHCA in August 2006 and most recently served as DHCA’s Acting Commissioner. Prior to joining DHCA, Molly worked for five years as a Legislative and Research Analyst for the Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT). She also spent six years as an Assistant County Supervisor with Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) now known as USDA Rural Development, three of these years serving Franklin County in the St. Albans, Vermont office.

“I am excited and honored to be joining Cathedral Square Corporation, a mission-driven housing organization that has made such a large impact on the housing options available to Vermonters. Cathedral Square’s focus on providing not only high quality housing but supportive services to meet the long term care needs of its residents is a model for housing sustainability that I strongly believe in and I look forward to working on with the team at Cathedral Square,” said Dugan.

Molly holds a Bachelor of Science in Resource Economics/Political Science from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Vermont. Molly lives in Richmond with her husband Francis Churchill and two school-aged daughters. She also served on the Richmond School Board for six years.

Cathedral Square Corporation is an award-winning nonprofit organization which develops, owns and manages affordable housing for older Vermonters and individuals with disabilities.