BATON ROUGE, La. - Premier Mortgage Co. has named Valerie L. Ervin community lending officer in Shreveport, La. Ms. Ervin will be responsible for developing loan products to serve homebuyers with low to moderate incomes.

Her efforts will be part of the company's community homebuyers program as well as its Foundations program, which offers flexible qualifying standards. Previously, she was education coordinator for Neighborhood Housing Services, Shreveport.

Premier Mortgage, a unit of Premier Bank, said similar programs had been successful in New Orleans.

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