Expanding N.H.’s supply of affordable rental housing

Lori and Olivia Beach

Since 1989, the Community Housing program of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund has worked to expand the amount of rental housing available to families of modest means, and to keep it affordable.

We do this in close collaboration with the state’s nonprofit housing development organizations, many of which we helped to create.

In many regions of New Hampshire, these developers are the only ones building housing that is affordable for working families and people on fixed incomes. We support them by:

  • Making loans that fill gaps in the complex financing system that supports affordable housing development,
  • Providing training and advice to help them remain financially strong and productive; and
  • Advocating at all levels of government for policies that support the creation of decent, safe and affordable housing for people at all income levels.