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Who We Are

Working at IHFA is more than a career, it’s like coming home. Our employees believe in our mission and strive to make our communities and state a better place to live. If you too are looking for a place to make a difference, IHFA says welcome home.

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Why Come to IHFA

Our mission at IHFA is to improve the lives of Idahoans. And we want to do the same for our employees as well.

IHFA has been voted one of the Best Places to Work in Idaho for the past 10 years and strive to earn that distinction every day. We want our employees to feel at home here and that they are our greatest priority. You will often find food trucks in our parking lot and employees enjoying a walk on the greenbelt at lunch.

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Growth and Benefits

IHFA is committed to the wellbeing of our employees. We offer many training and growth opportunities and we are growing quickly. We offer full time employees:

  • Medical, dental and vision Insurance
  • 24 paid days off
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Up to 10% IHFA Contribution towards retirement
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Ideal 529 College Savings
  • Dave Ramsey SmartDollar
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Various Supplemental Policies

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The Hiring Process

IHFA works hard to find the right people to join our team. The first step is submitting an application online for an open position. Then the HR team will look through your application and determine if your skills and background meets the role requirements. If you may be a good match for the role, HR will reach out to schedule an initial interview with a recruiter. Next, you will meet the manager for the position you have applied for, during a second interview. Finally, reference checks are completed and then an offer will be made welcoming you home!

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Meet The Team

Lydia Aguirre
Director of Human Resources

Lydia Aguirre

As Director of Human Resources for both Idaho Housing and Finance Association and The Housing Company, Lydia develops and directs all facets of HR and payroll related activities to ensure business success and an engaged corporate culture. Lydia holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Boise State University, and several HR related national certifications. Prior to IHFA, Lydia held progressive HR positions in the private sector for large national corporations. She currently serves on multiple HR related Boards in the Treasure Valley in Idaho.

Katie Shamy
Senior HR Generalist

Katie Shamy

Katie has been a part of the Human Resources department at Idaho Housing and Finance Association and The Housing Company since 2010 and has worked in the HR field for nearly a decade. She works in many areas of human resources at Idaho Housing, and loves the diversity that every day brings. Katie is a proud alumni of Boise State University with a BA degree in Human Resources Management. She holds the designation of PHR (Professional in Human Resources) and is an active member of multiple human resources organizations throughout the Treasure Valley. When asked what makes Idaho Housing a great place to work, Katie will answer (without hesitation): “Our employees – we have amazing people who work here!

Krista Stringer
Talent Acquisition

Krista Stringer

Krista joined the Human Resources team with Idaho Housing and Finance Association and The Housing Company in 2017. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from Northwest Nazarene University. Prior to IHFA Krista worked in full cycle recruitment for a large Treasure Valley organization. What Krista has enjoyed about working at IHFA? “The mission, the company culture, and the people; I can see why IHFA is rated as a top place to work”.

Micah Matthews
HR Generalist

Micah Matthews

Micah started with the Human Resources team at Idaho Housing and Finance Associations and The Housing Company in 2017. She is a BSU graduate with a Bachelors of Science degree. She is also a member of The Society for Human Resource Management. Micah came to IHFA after working several years on the HR team at an Idaho based, national company. Her favorite part of IHFA is “the size, I love that we have the opportunity to get to know everyone.”

Anna Teinert
HR Technician

Anna Teinert

Melissa Merriman
Payroll Analyst

Melissa Merriman

Bio coming soon!