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Grants for Housing Initiatives Awarded
Published Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA) recently awarded grants to two affordable housing initiatives, one to explore a multi-organization collaboration and another to fund a housing development resource person.

An emerging opportunities program grant of $50,000 was awarded to Families in Transition (FIT) in Manchester, prompted by the recent FIT-New Horizons merger and integration of services, to create a position to increase that organization’s housing development capacity. The new housing development director will also serve as a resource for homeless service providers around the state who want to develop housing solutions for homeless families and individuals.

A second grant of $25,000 will support a NH Affordable housing organization partnership project study of a prospective collaboration among four state organizations – AHEAD (Littleton), CATCH Neighborhood Housing (Merrimack Valley area), Lakes Region Community Development, and NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire. As members of the NeighborWorks America national network of community development organizations, their study will look at how increased collaboration might help them gain efficiencies by building capacity, strengthening sustainability, and supporting staff expertise and opportunities for advancement.

“These emerging opportunities Grants are targeted to organizations that are exploring innovative ways to provide important housing needs and services around the Granite State,” says Dean Christon, NHHFA’s executive director. “In addition to benefitting the agencies directly funded, these initiatives will benefit other housing organizations by helping to identify effective partnership models.”

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