ROC-NH leadership training inspired new directions

ROC-NH's Community Leadership training, says Audra Anderson, “made me understand the ways I needed to change to become a more-effective leader and a more-effective person.”

Entrepreneur saw opportunity in mounds of oily scrap metal

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.

Lending partnership is a manufacturer's strength

When Jim Umland wanted to merge his company with a larger competitor, he turned to the Community Loan Fund's business investment program, Vested for Growth, to fill the gap. The resulting royalty deal attracted investors who had previously turned him down..

Manufactured home a "tight ship," thanks to weatherization program

If Mary and Bruce Robie’s manufactured home was a boat, they’d have been on a life raft. The house was cold and drafty, and the furnace had cracked. An energy audit and the work of a weatherization crew turned their home into a tight ship.

Matched savings, education put homeownership dream within reach

Jonathan Ginsberg was saving for a house when he was a freshman in high school. The American Dream was his dream, and an Individual Development Account helped him buy a house for his young family.

The second time around, a home loan means dignity

The Scanlons were among the many thousands of homeowners crushed by the recession of the late 2000s. Bankrupt and heartbroken, living in a tiny subsidized apartment, they reached out to the Community Loan Fund. Five weeks later, they were homeowners.

"Good people" make manufactured-home community worth the work

Derek Cornell and Kim Kirk aren't afraid of hard work. Leading a cooperative effort to buy and manage their North Country manufactured-home park was the right thing to do because "good people live here and we want them to have a good place to live.”

Flexible financing kept crucial affordable housing project afloat

It was called “monumental,” “pioneering,” and “the most important affordable housing project in New England,” but when the recession hit, the Gile Hill housing development faced foreclosure. The Community Loan Fund stepped in with flexible capital to keep the project afloat.

Business financing helped Tuckerman Brewing Co. expand, create jobs

The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund's Business Finance team made three equipment loans to Tuckerman Brewery, enabling the company to move, expand, and double its full-time workforce.