New Hampshire State Government and Public Real Estate News

The New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority’s Board of Directors recently approved the allocation of grant and loan funds in the amount of $125,000 each to NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire and Upper Valley Habitat to support neighborhood revitalization efforts in Nashua and Claremont.
Lenders, loan originators, and real estate offices were recognized for their dedication in helping nearly 1,670 homebuyers find their way to affordable homes and loans during New Hampshire Housing’s “Best of 2015” ceremony. The ceremony was held as part of New Hampshire Housing’s Fourth Annual Conference on Homeownership at the Manchester Country Club in Manchester.
To mark Earth Day, Senator Shaheen visited the Hollis Montessori School, the first elementary school in the United States to attain the rigorous Passive House efficiency certification, recognizing the school’s exemplary commitment to energy efficiency. During her visit, Senator Shaheen toured the facility’s energy efficient features, and discussed the breakthrough on her energy efficiency legislation, known as Shaheen-Portman, which passed the Senate on Wednesday
Following a recent meeting she held with town officials from several New Hampshire communities experiencing water contamination by the chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), US Senator Kelly Ayotte wrote a follow up letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday raising several questions and concerns, as well as renewing her call for the Administration to expedite the release of a new health advisory standard for PFOA. She also urged EPA officials to participate in all public meetings regarding water contamination issues in New Hampshire going forward
Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) introduced the Rural Housing Preservation Act, a bill to help maintain rental assistance for thousands of rural Americans. Kuster introduced the bill after tenants living in a low-income apartment complex in a town in her district – Lebanon, New Hampshire – had their USDA rental assistance threatened because the loan on the property had matured. Congressman Rick Nolan (MN-08) is the lead cosponsor of the legislation, and Senator Shaheen (D-NH) has introduced companion legislation in the Senate
The City of Portsmouth and Pease Development Authority announced an agreement related to the contamination clean-up of the Smith, Harrison and Haven Wells. U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte issued the following statement on today's agreement
Following a meeting she convened today with town officials from Merrimack, Litchfield, Bedford and Londonderry, as well as representatives of Merrimack Village District Water, US Senator Kelly Ayotte today renewed her call for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to expedite the release of a new health advisory standard for the chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). Ayotte also met this week with leadership from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics to urge the company to work with state and local officials and other stakeholders in New Hampshire to address water contamination issues.
U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte today wrote to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy urging her to expedite the release of a new health advisory standard for the chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) following reports of water contamination in several cities and towns across New Hampshire. Previously, the Haven well at Pease International Tradeport was closed after tests revealed high levels of perfluorochemicals (PFCs).
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Senator Ayotte with Michelle Firmbach Nadeau, Senior Manager, Public Affairs; John LaRiviere, General Manager & Director Special Waste and Bill Roberts, Senior Vice President of Operations, Wheelabrator Technologies
New Hampshire-based nonprofits that are engaged in affordable housing activities may be eligible for grant funding through New Hampshire Housing’s Emerging Opportunities Program. The program encourages and supports innovative new initiatives related to affordable housing and is now accepting applications.
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement welcoming approval of a Wetlands Permit by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services for the Balsams Resort redevelopment project.
Continuing her efforts to ensure that the voices of affected communities are heard and that their questions and concerns are addressed, Governor Maggie Hassan today sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), reiterating the need for FERC and the company to address the concerns of local communities. If those concerns cannot be addressed, Governor Hassan wrote, then the project should not move forward as currently proposed.
Six developers across the state were recently awarded Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), a key federal funding source for creating and preserving affordable housing. The tax credits will provide almost $31 million in upfront cash equity to be used for building 170 affordable apartments and preserving 100 more
Continuing her efforts to ensure proper heating assistance for low-income families and seniors across New Hampshire, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte is urging Senate appropriators to provide additional funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in final fiscal year (FY) 2016 government funding legislation
Delegation Welcomes Federal Disaster Recovery Assistance Grant

Department of Transportation Approves Funds To Fix Damaged Roads in Grafton, Sullivan and Cheshire Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 29, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Representatives Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) and Ann Kuster (D-NH), today welcomed the U.S. Department of Transportation’s decision to approve an emergency recovery grant to help restore roadways in Grafton, Sullivan, and Cheshire Counties that were damaged by heavy rains and flooding at the end of June. The $1 million grant for rebuilding federally-supported roadways will assist the New Hampshire Department of Transportation’s efforts to repair transportation infrastructure in Lebanon, Alstead, and Westmoreland that was damaged during powerful storms on June 26. more »

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