FACES OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Affordable housing is about everyone in our community being able to afford a home that supports good physical, financial, and emotional well-being. This occasional series produced by Lakes Region Community Developers, Lakes Region Community Services, and Laconia Housing features stories of people who live in affordable housing in the Lakes Region to demonstrate the diversity of people who thrive in affordable housing and how it enriches our communities.
Patty Nichols is lovingly called “the matriarch” by her friends at Pinecrest Apartments in Meredith, an affordable housing apartment complex developed by Lakes Region Community Developers. According to Patty though, “we all just look out for each other.”
For Patty, finding a home at Pinecrest Apartments in 2009 meant safety. Before Pinecrest, Patty had spent 13 years in what she describes as an abusive marriage while working two full-time jobs to support her children. When her marriage ended, she moved in with her sister before getting her own apartment. After a work injury took Patty out of commission, her apartment was no longer affordable. That led her to Pinecrest, where she is one of the original tenants who moved in right after it opened.
For the rest of Patty's story click here.
Our goal is for everyone in the Lakes Region to live in a home that supports good physical, mental, and financial health and is empowered to reach their full potential.