Yearly Archives: 2015

Eight NH Communities Awarded Grants to Improve Housing, Public Facilities

The NH Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) has approved Community Development Block Grant awards to eight New Hampshire municipalities and counties totaling nearly $3.1 million.

Kuster Announces Federal Grants for New Hampshire’s Second District

This afternoon, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced two new federal Rural Development grants for New Hampshire’s Second District. The first grant, in the amount of $22,500, has been awarded to the Town of Stoddard and the Davis Public Library. The second, in the amount of $9,000, has been awarded to the Family Resource Center in Gorham. Both grants will be used to update each organization’s electronic infrastructure, which will help improve local services offered to community residents

Kuster Discusses Efforts to Increase Mental Health Services for Veterans and Prevent Veteran Homelessness...

This morning, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) hosted a roundtable discussion with local veterans as well as mental health and housing advocates. During the discussion, Kuster heard from event participants about ways that Congress can ensure Granite State veterans have access to the services and benefits they deserve, and she highlighted legislation she recently helped pass into law to expand mental health services at the VA

Foreclosure Intervention and Counseling Program Management Committee Meeting on April 10

New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority has contracted with the State of New Hampshire, through the Department of Justice and the Banking Department, to coordinate the administration of a robust foreclosure intervention initiative called HomeHelpNH.

Senate Passes Bipartisan Energy Bill that Includes Ayotte’s “Better Buildings Act”

The U.S. Senate today approved bipartisan legislation - the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act - cosponsored by U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) that is aimed at boosting energy efficiency across the public and private sectors. The bill, authored by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), includes a bipartisan provision authored by Ayotte and Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) that encourages tenants of commercial buildings to implement cost-effective measures to help reduce energy consumption and utility costs for businesses. Ayotte is an original cosponsor of the Portman-Shaheen bill


Bipartisan energy efficiency legislation authored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today passed the U.S. Senate. The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 contains key energy efficiency provisions that will strengthen the economy and reduce pollution

Ayotte Pushes for New Hampshire Priorities in Senate Budget

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) announced today that the Senate's Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 budget resolution, approved Thursday evening by the Senate Budget Committee, includes several measures she fought for that protect New Hampshire priorities. During Thursday's Budget Committee markup, Ayotte introduced amendments aimed at keeping our country safe, protecting federal workers at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, prioritizing energy efficiency, supporting the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, and addressing New Hampshire's heroin and prescription drug addiction crisis

Connie Boyles Lane Joins New Hampshire Housing’s Board of Directors

Lane is a business attorney at Orr & Reno in Concord, N.H. Her practice focuses on real estate transactions, non-profit organizations, small businesses, and financial transactions. She has been active in promoting affordable housing to New Hampshire citizens in various capacities since moving here in 1986, including being on the board of CATCH Neighborhood Housing, and representing manufactured housing owners when they form cooperatives and purchase their parks.


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



The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging a group of New Hampshire landlords with housing discrimination for denying families with children the opportunity to rent certain apartments