New Hampshire State Government and Public Real Estate News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 7, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Continuing their efforts to advocate for low-income New Hampshire families who need heating assistance, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) are urging Senate appropriators to provide sufficient funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). In a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, Shaheen and Ayotte joined a bipartisan group of Senators in urging a level of $4.7 billion for the LIHEAP program in Fiscal Year 2015. more »

Manchester, NH – March 12, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — With growing momentum in Congress to pass energy efficiency legislation, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) touted the economic and environmental benefits of her bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC)this afternoon at the Environmental Business Council’s (EBC) New Hampshire Chapter Luncheon in Manchester. Shaheen updated EBC members, business leaders and environmental advocates about her renewed efforts to pass a new version of the Shaheen-Portman ESIC legislation she recently reintroduced with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH).  The reintroduced Shaheen-Portman legislation is backed by Republicans and Democrats, businesses and industry leaders, and environmental advocates and will drive job creation, consumer savings and reduce pollution. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 26, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR) announced this week that the New Hampshire Banking Department (Department) has received a certificate of accreditation for mortgage supervision. This accreditation certifies that the Department maintains the highest standards and practices in mortgage supervision set by the CSBS and AARMR Mortgage Accreditation Program. more »

DURHAM, N.H. – January 22, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The University of New Hampshire is one of only five universities or colleges selected to share grant funding to study green infrastructure practices in urban areas, using Philadelphia as a pilot project. Further, due to the UNH Stormwater Center’s significant expertise on urban stormwater issues, UNH is the only institution outside of Philadelphia area selected in this program. more »

MANCHESTER, N.H. – January 22, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Continuing her efforts to help advance infrastructure projects in New Hampshire and across the nation, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) announced today that she is backing the Partnership to Build America Act (S. 1957) – bipartisan legislation that aims to help state and local governments finance initiatives to build or repair roads, bridges, highways, ports, schools, and other infrastructure projects. more »

LIHEAP provides low-income households – including those with young children, individuals with disabilities, and seniors – with heating assistance to help pay energy bills during the winter
In New Hampshire, funding for this program has declined every year since 2008, yet sequestration cut more than $1.6 million from LIHEAP in 2013; Kuster reiterates her call for Congress to restore LIHEAP funding for NH families
Kuster: It’s unconscionable to cut LIHEAP for Granite Staters who could go cold without it

KEENE, N.H. – December 16, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — As the cold winter months get underway in New Hampshire and across the country, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) today derided cuts to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that have resulted from across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. During a visit to Southwestern Community Services (SCS) in Keene, Kuster underscored the harmful impacts of cutting LIHEAP for New Hampshire families and called on Congress to replace the sequester with a more responsible budget that restores vital funding for heating assistance. more »

New Hampshire lawmakers concerned about water contamination for Atkinson homes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 17, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — New Hampshire lawmakers are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to connect additional households in Atkinson showing chemical contamination in their water supply to a new water main to help ensure reliable access to safe drinking water. In a letter sent today to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) are requesting homes in the town of Atkinson that are showing any level of 1,4 Dioxane contamination be provided access to a new water main. The town of Atkinson has been struggling for the last several years with the contamination of 1,4 Dioxane – a chemical solvent with hazardous effects – in the drinking wells of 44 homes. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 16, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — This week, Congresswoman Kuster spoke out against cuts to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that have resulted from across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. During a visit to Southern New Hampshire Services (SNHS) in Nashua, Kuster underscored the harmful impacts of cutting LIHEAP  for low-income New Hampshire families and urged Congress to restore vital LIHEAP funding. more »

LIHEAP provides low-income households – including those with young children, individuals with disabilities, and seniors – with heating assistance to help pay energy bills during the winter

In New Hampshire, funding for this program has declined every year since 2008, yet sequestration cut more than $1.6 million from LIHEAP in 2013; Kuster reiterates her call for Congress to replace the sequester and restore LIHEAP funding for NH families

Kuster: It’s unconscionable to cut LIHEAP for Granite Staters who could go cold without it

NASHUA, N.H. – December 9, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — As the cold winter months get underway in New Hampshire and across the country, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) today derided cuts to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that have resulted from across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. During a visit to Southern New Hampshire Services (SNHS) in Nashua, Kuster underscored the harmful impacts of cutting LIHEAP  for New Hampshire families and called on Congress to replace the sequester with a more responsible budget that restores vital funding for heating assistance. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 19, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — In an effort to help millions of Americans who are struggling with their energy bills as winter approaches, a bipartisan group of 40 U.S. Senators, including Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) are calling on the Obama Administration to release federal heating aid funds. more »

New Hampshire Housing approves $500,000 for addition of Thompson Square Apartments

BEDFORD, N.H. – November 12, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — New Hampshire Housing’s Board of Directors recently approved a $500,000 loan for Concord Housing + Redevelopment to renovate space in the John F. Kennedy public housing complex into additional apartments. The funding comes from New Hampshire Housing’s Special Needs program, which is designed to provide financing for projects serving populations that need more supportive services than are typically provided in traditional rental housing. more »

New Hampshire Housing approves tax credits to expand affordable housing development

BEDFORD, N.H. – November 7, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — New Hampshire Housing’s Board of Directors recently approved Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) funding for the expansion of Bow Highlands, a CATCH Neighborhood Housing development that offers affordable rents for individuals and families. Sixteen townhouse style apartments will be added to the development as a result of the funding. more »

Organization receives Bringing You Home Award from New Hampshire Housing

BEDFORD, N.H. – October 18, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Affordable Housing, Education and Development (AHEAD) of Littleton was recently recognized by New Hampshire Housing for its extensive efforts to rehabilitate and preserve housing for seniors and the disabled in the North Country. The organization was presented with the Bringing You Home Award, which honors those who achieve excellence in affordable housing. more »

New video, online education explain benefits of Homebuyer Tax Credit

BEDFORD, N.H. – September 18, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — A new video that shows homebuyers how they can save up to $2,000 a year on their federal taxes has been released by New Hampshire Housing. The agency recently created a brief educational video to explain the benefits of the Homebuyer Tax Credit, which was launched this year. more »

Nashua, NH – September 16, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — This afternoon U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) promoted the benefits of her bipartisan energy efficiency legislation at the Rosewood at Gagnon Farms Housing Development in Nashua, a development that incorporated numerous energy efficient products and production processes throughout its construction.  During her visit, Shaheen highlighted how her legislation would promote similar efforts on the national level and also has the potential to create 136,000 jobs by 2025. The bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competiveness Act was introduced with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and is currently being debated on the Senate floor; the Senate is expected to resume consideration of the bill on Monday. more »

 
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