Thank You NH Gives
THANK YOU for your support during NH Gives!
We raised $5,265 to help us create more affordable housing in the Lakes Region!
Whether you made a donation, or simply supported us by listening and learning more about us, we thank you.
If NH Gives slipped your mind before you had a chance to donate, no problem! We also gladly accept donations all year long right HERE.
Thank you to all who took part in #NHGives!
Housing Champion of the Month: Franklin Savings Bank
“We hear all the time from our business customers that they can’t find enough workers. We experience the same issue here at the bank. Affordable housing is critical to solving this problem. Supporting LRCD is one concrete way we can promote development of more housing for our local workforce.”
~ Ron Magoon, CEO of Franklin Savings Bank
THANK YOU Franklin Savings Bank! Pictured are Ron Magoon, CEO of Franklin Savings Bank; Carmen Lorentz of LRCD; and Brian Bozak, President & COO of Franklin Savings Bank.
We need the financial support of our local business community in order to produce more units of affordable housing for essential workers. Most housing developments that we undertake cost us $150,000 to $300,000 before we can get a shovel in the ground.
Email CLorentz@LRcommunitydevelopers.org today if your business would like to be a Housing Champion.
Protect the Environment & Support LRCD
We are proud to be Hannaford in Gilford's June Community Bag recipient. Thank you Hannaford Supermarkets!
All this month, when you purchase this community bag at the Gilford Hannaford, LRCD will receive $1.00. Every dollar helps us create more affordable housing in our communities. Thank you for your support!
A Look at LRCD Asset Management
366 affordable apartments across the Lakes Region is a lot to maintain, but LRCD and our partners are up to the task.
Our goal is to provide safe, affordable housing that our residents are proud to call home. Managing these community assets is a big job. How do we do it? Check out the next video in our five-part series. This one features our Finance Director & Asset Manager, Stuart La Salle.
Introducing LRCD Asset Management!
MVSB Donation to LRCD for Healthy Homes Month
In honor of National Healthy Homes Month, MVSB donated $1,000 to Lakes Region Community Developers to support our focus on healthy housing. MVSB also has a loan program for owners of multi-family buildings to help them address lead paint hazards and to further promote healthy housing in our communities. The special loan program features a fixed rate option, and allows for higher loan to value ratios and longer terms when at least a portion of the loan funding is used for lead paint abatement or remediation projects.
During the month of June, the US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) celebrates National Healthy Homes Month to raise awareness of the need to reduce costs for families by preventing injuries and illnesses, improving affordable housing options, and enhancing the quality of life for vulnerable populations.
According to HUD, housing-related health issues, such as asthma and childhood lead poisoning, pose significant challenges to our healthcare system and society, costing an estimated $53 billion annually. Housing disparities exacerbate health disparities in many communities. For example, home environmental conditions contribute to about 20-30% of asthma cases, radon in homes leads to 21,000 lung cancer deaths annually, over 24 million homes with lead-based paint hazards put children at risk of irreversible lead poisoning, and preventable home injuries are the leading cause of death for young children.
Thank you to MVSB for their leadership in promoting healthy housing in our communities!
LRCD Celebrates NeighborWorks Week
During a week-long celebration of neighborhood improvement activities nationally recognized as NeighborWorks Week, LRCD tenants came together at eight different Lakes Region Community Developers (LRCD) properties to build or re-plant community gardens.
During NeighborWorks Week (June 3-10), LRCD and hundreds of other NeighborWorks America network organizations across the country, celebrate the successes of communities and how NeighborWorks organizations empower people to achieve their goals. READ MORE
Pictured right: Residents at Harvey Heights in Meredith construct a raised garden bed for the new community garden.