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Veterans in need of accessibility improvements or repairs to their home can now access funding to help with the needed work. A new program from the New Hampshire Homebuilders Association called Hammers for Veterans has been formed, and it recently received $25,000 in funding from New Hampshire Housing
On Tuesday August, 18, 2015, Congressman Guinta (NH-01) visited Families in Transition’s newest housing development facility on Lake Avenue in Manchester, NH.  The Family Place Resource Center and Shelter will provide transitional housing to homeless families across New Hampshire and also includes such critical services as a healthcare clinic, preschool, and will help facilitate employment opportunities to assist families in achieving financial independence
Governor Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on the Clean Power Plan unveiled by President Barack Obama today: “New Hampshire has long been a leader in efforts to cut carbon emissions and combat climate change so that we can have the cleaner and safer environment that our people need to live healthy, productive lives, and it is very encouraging to see similar efforts at the national level
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today welcomed the administration’s announcement of new standards to be administered by the Environmental Protection Agency to address climate change by limiting carbon pollution. The Clean Power Plan, which puts in place the first-ever nationwide carbon pollution strategy, sets state-wide goals for carbon emission reduction with flexibility on how to meet those goals.
the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources advanced several energy efficiency proposals championed by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). The committee approved Shaheen’s Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act cosponsored by U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), as well as her Smart Manufacturing Leadership Act and key provisions from her Clean Distributed Energy Grid Integration Act. A targeted energy efficiency bill co-sponsored by Senator Portman was signed into law by President Obama in April, making it the first energy bill to be signed into law this Congress.
U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) announced that their bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC) has passed out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The energy efficiency legislation has received widespread support from both Democrats and Republicans as well as industry leaders, energy-efficiency advocates and environmental stakeholders because it reduces pollution, saves consumers money and creates jobs.
The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources advanced several energy efficiency proposals championed by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). The committee approved Shaheen’s Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act cosponsored by U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), as well as her Smart Manufacturing Leadership Act and key provisions from her Clean Distributed Energy Grid Integration Act. A targeted energy efficiency bill co-sponsored by Senator Portman was signed into law by President Obama in April, making it the first energy bill to be signed into law this Congress
The Railroad Street area of Keene, known for its mix of housing and commercial space, is adding more housing to the mix. Westmill Senior Housing, which is sponsored by Southwestern Community Services (SCS), received a commitment of federal HOME funds and Low Income Housing Tax Credits through New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority. The funds provide needed resources in order to begin construction.
U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) announced today that the package of transportation and safety legislation (H.R. 22) that the Senate is debating this week includes several measures she championed to support New Hampshire priorities. As a member of the Commerce Committee, which approved provisions of the highway bill last week, Ayotte successfully included amendments to help New Hampshire combat drug-impaired driving -- including driving under the influence of heroin and prescription opioids -- and help establish state infrastructure banks
During a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Wednesday, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) secured a commitment from Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Administrator nominee Marie Therese Dominguez that if confirmed, she will visit New Hampshire and listen to local residents' concerns regarding the safety of Kinder Morgan's proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline. Ayotte referenced these concerns while questioning Ms. Dominguez at today's hearing, and also stressed the need for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and PHMSA to work together to address safety concerns.
A new senior housing development for Rochester will soon be underway. Arthur H. Nickless, Jr. Housing for the Elderly, which is sponsored by 17 Glenwood Ave, LLC and the Rochester Housing Authority, received over $500,000 in federal HOME funding plus Low Income Housing Tax Credits through New Hampshire Housing. Arthur H. Nickless, Jr., who was highly involved in the local community and served on the Rochester Housing Authority Commission for more than 20 years, passed away last December after battling cancer, and the project is named in his honor
New Hampshire's Congressional delegation sent two letters to federal regulators expressing concerns about the ability of Granite Staters to have their voices meaningfully heard in the federal review process of Kinder Morgan's Northeast Energy Direct (NED) natural gas pipeline. The letters, addressed to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and to the Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) both seek opportunities to ensure that New Hampshire stakeholders are provided a thorough opportunity to participate in the federal
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, introduced legislation to boost small business competitiveness through energy efficiency. The Small Business Energy Efficiency Act would help small businesses reduce energy costs by extending the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 504 lending program to businesses looking to invest in energy efficiency improvements
CBRE/New England announced 36creative leased 4,620 square feet at 23 South Broadway in Salem, New Hampshire, from MetScott21, LLC. 36creative is a boutique brand development and creative agency offering brand development, creative production, interactive design and development, and online marketing strategy
This week, Congressman Frank Guinta (NH-01) introduced an amendment to the Department of Interior Appropriations package to increase funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund by $16 million for essential outdoor programs
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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