OUR IMPACT

We are focused on building the capacity of New Hampshire communities to be strong, resilient, vibrant places through investments in people, institutions and systems. This includes the capacity to both proactively and reactively address social, economic and environmental challenges.

In State Fiscal Year 2019, CDFA infused more than $16 million into New Hampshire communities, supported 80 projects and initiatives across the state, and engaged 189 business donors.

These projects have provided new jobs, healthy and safe affordable housing, community development, helped revitalize Main Streets, improved public facilities, increased energy efficiency, and supported emergency situation funding. More specifically, projects supported by CDFA throughout the year reported the following impacts:

  • Assisted 198,390 people;
  • Rehabbed, preserved or created 242 housing units;
  • Created or retained 267 jobs;
  • Supported 262 micro businesses;
  • Developed or rehabbed 211,871 square feet;
  • Estimated annual energy savings of 626,508 kW hours; and
  • Saved an estimated $78,524 in annual energy costs.

With the support of our business, non-profit and municipal partners, CDFA plans to increase our investment to an average of $20 million per year into New Hampshire communities by 2022. Learn more about our goals to maximize CDFA’s impact in our Living Strategic Plan.

OUR IMPACT: CASE STUDIES

  • Historic Mill Embraces Solar Energy - Salmon Falls Mills
    Historic Mill Embraces Solar Energy – Salmon Falls Mills
    January 7, 2020 by
    Located on the banks of the Salmon Falls River in Rollinsford, New Hampshire, the historic Salmon Falls Mills have undergone a true transformation. Originally constructed in the 1820’s for water-powered textile manufacturing, the Mills are now home to a thriving local arts community. Today, more...
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  • Rotobec USA - Enabling Business Expansion in New Hampshire
    Rotobec USA – Enabling Business Expansion in New Hampshire
    January 7, 2020 by
    Rotobec USA is a leading manufacturer of rotors and grapples for heavy duty handling equipment used in forestry and scrap metal work. As a result of increased demand for their “orange peel” scrap grapples, Rotobec was looking to expand operations in Littleton, New Hampshire. To...
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  • Building the Capacity of Microenterprise Technical Assistance Providers
    Building the Capacity of Microenterprise Technical Assistance Providers
    January 7, 2020 by
    The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Microenterprise Program helps foster economic development by supporting organizations that provide a full range of entrepreneurial training and technical assistance services to low- and moderate-income micro-business owners and start-ups (those with fewer than five employees). New Hampshire’s Microenterprise program,...
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  • Supporting Downtown Revitalization in Concord
    Supporting Downtown Revitalization in Concord
    January 7, 2020 by
    Scheduled over 18 months of active construction, the Concord Main Street Project is a major investment in revitalizing the city’s historic downtown into a more desirable place to work, shop, dine and live. A year into the project, half of Main Street is complete and...
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  • Franklin Street Lights
    Franklin Street Lights
    January 6, 2020 by
    The City of Franklin is a small city with land area of about 27.7 square miles, located in Merrimack County, NH. The city has approximately 8,500 residents, and more than two-thirds of its tax base is dependent on property taxes. The city applied for a...
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  • Maple Manor
    Maple Manor
    January 6, 2020 by
    Maple Manor is an independent housing complex that provides high-quality housing options for qualifying low-income elderly and disabled persons. All residents of the 42 one-bedroom, single-level apartment complex belong to the low- and middle-income strata. The Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) has invested over $1...
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  • Tree-Free
    Tree-Free
    January 6, 2020 by
    Tree-Free is a transparent, environment-friendly greeting card company and is based in the town of Swanzey, New Hampshire. The company has grown significantly in its eighteen years of existence and now employs eleven staff members. The company applied for a loan from the Community Development...
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  • A Place to Grow
    A Place to Grow
    January 6, 2020 by
    A Place to Grow, LLC is a childcare center located in Brentwood that offers a nature-based learning environment. The school is set on 13 wooded acres and allows the flexibility for children to explore curriculum while in nature. The center is a Licensed Plus and...
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  • Twin Pines Housing - Building Community, Not Just Buildings
    Twin Pines Housing – Building Community, Not Just Buildings
    January 6, 2020 by
    The mission of Twin Pines Housing (TPH) is “to increase access to quality housing and supportive services to meet the pressing and long-term needs of the Upper Valley community.” The support they provide to their tenants and owners is key to the success and well-being...
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