CONCORD, New Hampshire — The New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority has approved $1.8 million in grants for affordable housing projects, building upgrades and aid for low- and moderate-income residents.
The projects approved include $200,000 for improvements to the roof, floor and playground at The Children's Place childcare facility in Concord; $190,000 for sprinklers at Concord's Head Start facility; $250,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region to acquire a building to turn into a new home; $500,000 to the town of Hinsdale to replace failing drinking water and septic systems at a housing complex; $500,000 to the town of Exeter for the development of workforce housing; and $200,000 for affordable housing in Grafton County.
The grants await final confirmation from the Executive Council.
The projects are expected to benefit 875 people.
"With these grants, these communities and their nonprofit partners are addressing some of the most urgent needs of low- and moderate-income residents," authority spokesman Kevin Flynn said. "Affordable, dignified housing is key to the state's blue collar workforce. And the lack of accessible childcare is a barrier for many parents who want to enter the workforce."