Director of housing center resigns

By Cami Joner, Columbian retail & real estate reporter

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Updated: June 10, 2011, 6:17 PM

 

The Community Housing Resource Center announced Friday that its executive director Teri Duffy has resigned to pursue other interests.

The resignation surprised members of the Clark County nonprofit’s 10-member board, said Jim Temple, board secretary and a vice president with HomeStreet Bank in Vancouver. Temple said the board expects to begin an immediate search for Duffy’s replacement.

He added that Duffy has left the nonprofit mortgage-counseling center in good shape, financially.

“She ran it very frugally and very well,” Temple said.

In 2010, the center’s annual operating budget was $450,000. It employs five full-time and two part-time workers in offices shared with the Building Industry Association of Clark County at 103 E. 29th St. in Vancouver.

Duffy was the center’s director for six years.

Her resignation comes at a time when Clark County’s housing industry continues to struggle with slow sales, softening values and one of the highest foreclosure rates in the state.