$30,000 Grant for Eviction Prevention
Lakes Region Community Developers (LRCD) is proud to announce they were recently awarded a $30,000 grant from the Linden Foundation to support LRCD’s transitional housing and eviction prevention programs, both of which seek to address the crisis of homelessness in the Lakes Region.
According to its website, the Linden Foundation “funds non-profit organizations that strengthen families facing multiple barriers in accessing community resources by helping provide them with the skills and support systems they need to become cohesive, internally supportive, and self-sufficient.” READ MORE...
Solar for Millview Apartments
Exciting news! We have been awarded funding to put solar on some of our buildings at Millview Apartments in Laconia. This will be a big help in our energy sustainability goals AND will save our tenants money.
Healthy Homes Project at 334 South Main - Laconia
LRCD is pleased to announce the completion of a healthy homes project at its three-unit building at 334 South Main Street, Laconia. This project was funded by NH Housing's Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Program.
The $72,000 scope of work abated lead paint hazards in baseboards and trim throughout the building, as well as in some built-in cabinets, doors, a storage area, and the front porch. Contaminated exterior soils were removed. Insulation and a new bulkhead were installed, the foundation was re-pointed, and several old windows were replaced with energy star rated windows to improve the building's efficiency.
LRCD's goal is to obtain Lead Safe Certificates for all of its pre-1978 multi-family buildings in Laconia. It is an arduous and expensive process to conduct lead paint testing and abatement in occupied apartments. LRCD's overarching commitment to healthy housing drives us to pursue this goal despite the challenges.
Photo caption: before and after shots on the front porch entryway.
Faces of Affordable Housing: Meet Patty
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's full story, click HERE.