Jersey Shore State Bank, a subsidiary of Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc., was recognized by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) for its 2013 performance. The bank's mortgage services division received a high producer ranking of PHFA loans in Pennsylvania, top lender in PHFA HOMEstead loans, and the top producer of new PHFA construction loans.
The PHFA works to provide affordable homeownership and rental options for the elderly, low and moderate-income families, and people with special housing needs.
Additional honors went to Brenda Bryerton, Kimberly Walker, Gina Wright, and Elizabeth Gretzler who were named as PHFA's top Loan Originators in 2013.
"Our success with the PHFA programs is because of our years of experience. I can honestly say we have some of the most experienced PHFA lenders in the state," said Jerry Seman, president of the mortgage services division.
Jersey Shore State Bank has been involved in the PHFA loan program since the PHFA’s Homeownership Programs Division started in 1982.