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Ayotte Meets with Town Officials Regarding Water Contamination

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.

Ayotte Calls on EPA to Act on Water Contamination

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).

Annual Conference on Homeownership

As the housing market has changed, so have borrowers' expectations. How can you build trust around a complex transaction in an age of instant gratification? Join us as we discuss "Reaching Borrowers Responsively and Responsibly in the Internet Age" with marketing professionals, real estate professionals, lenders, and counselors who are experiencing these challenges first hand.

Ayotte Discusses Renewable Energy at Wheelabrator Concord

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 Housing now accepting grant applications for Emerging Opportunities Program

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.

Shaheen Welcomes Approval of Environmental Permit for Balsams Redevelopment Project

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.

Governor Hassan Reiterates Need for Concerns of Local Communities to be Addressed on Northeast...

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.

Federal Tax Credits to Create, Preserve Affordable Housing across the State

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

Ayotte Calls on Appropriators to Provide Additional Funding for LIHEAP

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

Federal Highway Bill to Bring Infrastructure Improvements to New Hampshire

Manchester's former mayor, a current member of the House Financial Services Committee, explained that the STRR Act ends a series of short-term fixes that have caused delays and waste around the country. "Previous Congresses, Republican and Democrat, have failed to find a solution to our crumbling highways," said Rep. Guinta. "I'm proud this 114th Congress has accomplished our goal in a bipartisan manner."

Program offers immersive education in lending, housing

New Hampshire Housing has welcomed its Homeownership Fellowship Class of 2016, and they quickly got to work by traveling to Washington, D.C., to speak with political leaders and key mortgage industry officials including Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Kelly Ayotte, and representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Rural Development, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and Ginnie Mae

Ayotte Renews Call for Immediate Passage of LWCF Reauthorization

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) again called for the immediate passage of bipartisan legislation she helped introduce with Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Ayotte has been working to renew LWCF over the past year and a half, and gone to the Senate floor repeatedly in the past week to try to call up a vote on reauthorizing the program. Unfortunately, some senators continue to object to Ayotte's request.

Ayotte Urges Secretary of Defense to Reconsider Policy Changes that Implement Portsmouth Naval Shipyard...

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Angus King (I-ME), as well as several other senators in a bipartisan letter to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter regarding long-term temporary duty (TDY) expenses for shipyard workers.

EPA Proposes Additional Water Line Connections for Groundwater Contamination at Tinkham Garage Superfund Site...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in consultation with New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), is proposing additional connections to an existing water line for residents whose wells have been found to have contamination and whom live northeast section of the Tinkham Garage Superfund Site (Site). This proposal is included in a draft Explanation of Significant Differences, a document that provides details on the contamination and this proposal.

After Midnight Expiration, Shaheen Seeks Land & Water Conservation Fund Reauthorization

On the Senate floor this afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on Republicans in the Senate who support the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to encourage fellow Republicans to end their obstruction of the program’s reauthorization. The LWCF expired yesterday at midnight, despite bipartisan calls for its reauthorization. During her remarks, Shaheen made a motion for unanimous consent to pass legislation that would grant a 60-day extension of the fund, a request that was once again blocked by Republicans.

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New Hampshire Housing Graduates Second Class of Homeownership Fellows

New Hampshire Housing graduated its second class of Homeownership Fellows recently. This year-long program accepts applications from emerging leaders in the mortgage origination field and is broken down into six educational development sessions. Sessions include learning about New Hampshire Housing’s entire range of programs, meeting with successful mortgage professionals, spending time at the New Hampshire Legislature, and visiting with other top state and national officials

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HUD CHARGES HOUSING PROVIDERS IN GEORGIA, LOUISIANA, AND NEW HAMPSHIRE WITH...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging housing providers in Georgia, Louisiana, and New Hampshire with violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against families with children.