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.
Kylie Goss is a tenant at Lochmere Meadows, an affordable housing complex in Tilton developed by Lakes Region Community Developers (LRCD). Kylie grew up in the Lakes Region and has been here her entire life, except for one year she spent living in Florida.
When Kylie was younger, she struggled with substance use disorder. She is proud that she has been in recovery for eight years now. She explains, “what got me out of it was finding out I was going to have a child. I tried a couple times to get sober, but nothing worked until I found out I was pregnant.” She was living in Florida at the time.
As soon as she learned a baby was on the way, Kylie packed up and headed back home to the Lakes Region to be closer to family. Three years later, she and her boyfriend had another child. Though she was in long-term recovery, things were not going well. In 2018, she realized she needed to make a change. So, Kylie moved in with her parents for nine months before she was able to get her own apartment at Lochmere Meadows in 2019.
For the rest of Kylie'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.