Bedford, NH – November 14, 2008 – (RealEstateRama) – New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority has received an award for program excellence from the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA). The NCSHA’s annual award ceremony honors state housing finance agencies for the creation and execution of superior public programs, projects and practices.
Award winners were announced at the recent NCSHA national conference in Denver, Colo., and the Authority won the award in the technology innovation category for its automated remote inspection system. The inspection system was designed to save time and cut costs associated with performing housing quality inspections on rental units throughout the state. Since its completion, the automated system has saved approximately 425 days of manual data entry hours, with savings in paper, office supplies and travel expenses associated with inspections to be determined.
“This award speaks to our staff’s commitment to New Hampshire Housing’s mission and the efficient use of public resources,” said Executive Director Dean Christon. “The automated inspection system allows us to serve clients and business partners more effectively and efficiently.”
The nation’s state housing finance agencies created the National Council of State Housing Agencies as a nonprofit organization more than 30 years ago to coordinate and leverage their federal advocacy efforts for affordable housing. NCSHA represents its members in Washington before Congress, the Administration, and several federal agencies concerned with housing, including HUD and the Treasury, and with other advocates for affordable housing. For more information, visit www.ncsha.org.
New Hampshire Housing is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation established by the state legislature. The Authority operates a number of programs designed to assist low- and moderate-income persons to obtain housing. Since its inception, the New Hampshire Housing has helped more than 37,000 families purchase their own homes and has financed the creation of more than 14,000 multi-family housing units. For details on its programs, visit www.nhhfa.org.