Latest News - January
Celebrating 25 Years
For the past 25 years, we have developed high-quality, affordable rental housing throughout the Lakes Region. We currently own and operate a $46 million real estate portfolio comprising 341 affordable apartments in Ashland, Laconia, Meredith, Tilton, and Wolfeboro. In 2018, we will add another 24 apartments to our portfolio with the completion of the senior affordable development, Gilford Village Knolls III.
There are several ways you can join us as we celebrate a quarter-century of service to the Lakes Region and launch new programs and services that will benefit communities throughout the region.
On Thursday, April 12th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, we will host a special reception at the Belknap Mill for long-time supporters and new friends. If you’d like to join us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday, June 9th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm we are throwing a family-friendly block party at our beautiful River’s Edge property on Union Avenue in Laconia. Games, food, music, and fun for everyone!
Check out our $1 DipJar campaign as it moves around the Lakes Region to a different local business every month this year.
Follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn to enjoy special anniversary posts all year long featuring fun photos and facts from the past 25 years.
We are extremely grateful for our generous sponsors who are making this year of celebration possible!
DipJar for LRCD!
Join in our 25th Anniversary by dipping for $1 in Lakes Region Community Developers' DIPJAR. The DIPJAR will be traveling around the Lakes Region during 2018 to a different local business each month. In January, the DIPJAR is at one of our favorite local Laconia spots - Wayfarer Coffee Roasters at 626 Main St, Laconia, NH 03246. Thank you to all who have already dipped and supported our efforts to provide our community with healthy homes, as they are the foundation of a healthy community.
Gilford Village Knolls III Update
Gilford Village Knolls III (GVK III) is currently under construction and scheduled for completion in summer 2018. After a successful first blower door test to determine air tightness of the building, construction crews have been busy installing the triple-glazed windows. Installation of interior insulation, electrical, and mechanical, as well as the elevator are also underway.
Our goal is for this building to be Passive House Certified. If we are successful it will be the first multi-family affordable housing project to receive this certification in NH!
New Email Addresses and Website
Please note that with our name change we have also changed our website address and email addresses. Emails sent to our old addresses will forward to our new addresses so not to worry but do please update your contacts. Thank you! Our new website address is www.lrcommunitydevelopers.org and our new email addresses are below:
Building Community at RIVER'S EDGE
Once a week you can find many River's Edge residents socializing in the Tenant Lounge for Coffee Hour. A resident board member who serves on the Tenant Advisory Committee brought the desire of some residents to get to know their neighbors to a committee meeting and with the help of our Resident Service Coordinator and a coffee maker Coffee Hour began. Half of River's Edge residents are seniors. For seniors especially socialization is important, enhancing health and stimulating mind and memory. Most bring their own mugs, we provide the coffee, and they provide the news and laughs.
Green Tip - Feel Good About Sweet Treats
As a NeighborWorks America Green Designated Organization we have incorporated green practices across all lines of business. As an organization it is important to us that we remain steadfast stewards of our precious resources and inspire our neighbors to see the value and ease of incorporating green practices into their lives. We hope you enjoy our monthly Green Tip.
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