We turn investments into loans and education to create opportunity and transform lives across New Hampshire.

The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund collaborates with a wide range of donors and lenders, and with business, nonprofit and government partners. Together, we provide the financing and support that people with low and moderate incomes need to have affordable housing. Quality jobs. Child care and early education for their children. And to become financially independent.

We were established in 1983, one of the first Community Development Financial Institutions in the U.S., and have received the highest honor in our field, the Wachovia NEXT Award for Opportunity Finance.

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Residents transform communities
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Success stories

Image 4 has been at the cutting edge of perfecting customer experience since the 1980s. When the company's orders spiked and it needed additional equipment, a loan from the Community Loan Fund helped it meet the growing demand.
Pine Grove’s MHP Cooperative's board of directors is all about on-the-job training and education. That self-sufficient attitude has strengthened the finances and the camaraderie of the West Swanzey resident-owned community.
Woody Bigos's childhood experiences taught him, “Where you have a fertile or productive field, you’re either going to have waste or opportunity.” In the tangled messes of metal and fluid in machine shops, he saw waste and opportunity.

What's new

Residents purchase manufactured-home park in Litchfield

Parkland Estates Cooperative bought its manufactured-home park and is now NH's 114th resident-owned community.

Resident-ownership movement has preserved 10,000 affordable homes

A cooperative affordable housing movement born in Meredith, N.H. 30 years ago has grown into a national network that recently secured its 10,000th home.