Indianapolis, IN, Jul 09, 2013 -- USDA Rural Development has announced Vicki Jo Humphrey has been chosen as Indiana’s 2013 Site Manager of the Year for Multi-Family Housing Properties, a component of USDA Rural Development’s Multi-Family Housing program. Humphrey is the property Manager of Village Apartments of Taylorsville, a 24-unit family property built in 1984.
Philip Lehmkuhler, USDA Rural Development Indiana State Director said, “The site managers guarantee the success of our housing complexes. They make sure the day-to-day operations go smoothly and they often invest a great deal of their own free time in providing tenants with a safe and cohesive community. Although these managers would do their jobs whether or not they received recognition, we believe that as lenders and program managers, we should reward excellent performance.”
USDA Rural Development administers a national loan portfolio of over 16,000 rural rental housing complexes. In partnership with private sector and nonprofit borrowers, RD house very low- and low-income rural families, elderly people, and farm workers. The site managers of the housing complexes are employees of private companies, not the U.S. Government.
A Site Manager of the Year sets a standard of excellence; excellence in tenant satisfaction, maintaining curb appeal of the project, accurate and complete record keeping, and generally, performing above and beyond normal expectations. Vickie Jo Humphrey has achieved this and much more. She has stated on many occasions how much she loves her job and one of the reasons is that coming to work is like getting paid to be with her family. The tenants are very satisfied and happy to have her as a manager.
President Obama’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President’s leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities. USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values. President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack are committed to a smarter use of Federal resources to foster sustainable economic prosperity and ensure the government is a strong partner for businesses, entrepreneurs and working families in rural communities.
USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has a portfolio of programs designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.
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