TD Bank Housing for Everyone 2021 Grant Competition

TD Bank has launched its Housing for Everyone grant competition, which will award over $5 million in grants to nonprofits in an effort to strengthen their capacity to address affordable housing.

Nonprofits with a history of addressing affordable housing issues within your community, please consider applying.

Additional information can be found on the TD Bank website here: https://www.td.com/us/en/about-us/communities/ready-commitment/funding-opportunities/housing-for-everyone/.

The Housing for Everyone grant competition guidelines are available here and includes eligibility, evaluation criteria, FAQs and more: https://nhchs.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/TD-Charitable-Foundation-Housing-for-Everyone-grant.pdf.

Council on Housing Stability Releases Strategic Plan to Address Housing and Homelessness Challenges in New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Council on Housing Stability has released a three-year Strategic Plan to promote housing stability and tackle homelessness for residents of the Granite State. The plan outlines actionable next steps and mechanisms for deploying resources with a focus on two significant goals: address housing needs with an increase of 13,500 units of housing by 2024 and make homelessness rare, brief and one-time in New Hampshire.

The plan was unanimously approved by the full Council on June 22, 2021 and is New Hampshire’s first comprehensive strategy to address all aspects of housing and homelessness. A overview and full version of the plan can be accessed via https://nhchs.org/strategicplan/.

Addressing the lack of affordable housing is critical for New Hampshire’s future. The Council’s plan presents recommendations and strategies to promote new housing development, reduce barriers to affordable housing and use a data-driven approach to understand regional needs relating to housing stability and homelessness prevention, among many other priority areas.

“With a clear vision and guiding principles, the Council has delivered a strategic plan – including a comprehensive statewide plan on homelessness – that represents a significant step forward in addressing housing stability in New Hampshire,” stated Governor Sununu. “The plan serves as a blueprint for our collective efforts – statewide, regionally, and locally – with a focus on alignment, coordination, innovation, and accountability. The end goal: creating improved health, social, educational and economic outcomes for individuals, families and communities.”

The Council’s plan includes a three-year actionable framework to specifically address homelessness. The recommendations and strategies aim to make homelessness rare, brief and one-time in New Hampshire, with emphasis on the need for an increase in inventory of affordable housing. In addition, special attention was given to the issue of veteran homelessness, already in steady decline, setting a goal to end it for good in 2022.

The plan represents six months of efforts by Council members and four working groups with strategic assistance provided by the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), a national technical assistance provider in housing policy. Grants from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and Endowment for Health made support from CSH possible.

The New Hampshire Council on Housing Stability was established by Governor Christopher Sununu with Executive Order 2020-22 on November 18, 2020. The Council brings together a broad base of diverse stakeholders from across the state and is co-led by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Business and Economic Affairs and the Community Development Finance Authority.

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Contact: Melissa Latham, CDFA (mlatham@nhcdfa.org / (603) 717-9107)

Council on Housing Stability Submits Initial Plan to Governor Sununu

The New Hampshire Council on Housing Stability was established by Governor Christopher Sununu with Executive Order 2020-22 on November 18, 2020. The Council brings together a broad base of diverse stakeholders for the purposes of developing and implementing a plan to create housing stability for all citizens of the State of New Hampshire. In doing so, the Council is tasked with addressing a broad-based set of challenges and providing short- and long-term recommendations to support planning, policy and resource allocation for statewide, regional and local community-based efforts.

The Council’s first order of business was to submit an initial plan to Governor Sununu by December 14, 2020. The initial plan will inform immediate actions that support the goals of the Council and sets a framework that will guide the long-term strategy to be developed over the coming months. The “New Hampshire Council on Housing Stability Initial Report and Action Plan” dated December 14, 2020 can be found here. The plan was approved unanimously by the Council on Friday, December 11, 2020.

The Council will continue to meet throughout the winter and spring to develop and implement a long-term plan to address the evolving housing stability needs for all citizens of the State of New Hampshire. To complete this comprehensive plan, four primary workgroups have been established to address priority areas of focus, including: planning and regulation; data analytics and integration; housing instability and homelessness system; and regional leadership and coordination.

The public can remain apprised of the Council’s progress via its website: www.nhchs.org.

Per the establishing Executive Order, the Council is being led by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Business and Economic Affairs, and the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority.