Latest News - November 2020
Residents enjoyed some socially distanced fun fall activities. An outdoor pumpkin carving & painting event took place at Harvey Heights Meredith. Also, trunk or treat events were held at Ames Brook Apartments in Ashland and Lochmere Meadows in Tilton.
Community Building & Engagement
LRCD was recently awarded funds to help expand our Community Building & Engagement Program. Funding was provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency with the mission to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. CNCS has awarded Volunteer Generation Fund dollars to Volunteer NH, which then selected nonprofit organizations like LRCD to receive sub-grants to grow volunteer program opportunities that support New Hampshire communities. With this award, LRCD has been able to double the capacity of our Community Building & Engagement (CB&E) program with the recent hiring of a second Resident Services Coordinator.
Experience has shown that the most effective way to accomplish community goals is to engage its community members. Through the CB&E program, we are empowering our residents to work together to find solutions to the problems in their community, such as establish a community watch, hold informational events, or host guest speakers. LRCD is working to give residents the tools necessary, to host community events, and create things to strengthen their communities.
LRCD is grateful for this funding and excited to see the growth of this program, our residents, and our communities.
In Case You Missed It - Ames Brook Virtual Tour
LRCD's rehabilitation of Ames Brook Apartments is complete. This $5 million rehab project has brought Ames Brook and its 40-units up to our healthy housing standards by improving life safety systems, indoor air quality, accessibility, and energy efficiency.
Please enjoy this four-minute virtual tour of Ames Brook Apartments.
Support LRCD with Tax Credits Purchase
We moved into 193 Court Street, Laconia last summer, but the renovations are not done! Last, year, we did all the work we could afford to do to convert the vacant building into our headquarters and the hub of our community building & engagement work in Laconia. The items still left to do include: more insulation, new siding on the north and west walls, parking lot improvements, and landscaping. If your business pays NH business enterprise or business profits taxes in NH, you can redirect a significant portion of your tax liability to a local project like this. Please contact Carmen at CLorentz@LRcommunitydevelopers.org if you are interested in supporting the 193 Court Street Project.
Green Tip - America Recycles Day
2020 America Recycles Day focuses on individual action by highlighting the actions we can all take to collectively address the challenges facing our nation’s recycling system. It aims to inspire communities and individuals to recognize the economic, environmental, and social benefits of recycling. We urge people to reduce, reuse, re-purpose and recycle in every aspect of their life. To actively choose to live a recycled lifestyle by:
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