Awards & Achievements

Awards

2013

Housing for Everyone Award

West Side Redevelopment Initiative

Awarded by TD Charitable Foundation to support housing developments on Conanat, Rimmon and Dubuque Streets on Manchester's West Side

2012

Historic Preservation Award

West Granite Neighborhood

Awarded from the Manchester Historic Association for redevelopment of the West Granite Neighborhood.

Merit Award of Excellence

West Granite Neighborhood

Awarded by Plan NH for the West Granite Homeownership Initiative

Outstanding Planning, Revitalization and Advocacy Award

West Granite Neighborhood

Awarded by the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance for West Granite Neighborhood Initiative.

2010

Excellence Award

Awarded by the National NeighborWorks Association for energy and innovation toward improving the value of the NeighborWorks® Network

Housing for Everyone Award

Awarded by TD Charitable Foundation for efforts and initiatives in the area of Affordable Housing.

2009

Housing for Everyone Award

Awarded by TD Charitable Foundation for efforts and initiatives in the area of Affordable Housing.

2008

Champions in Action

Awarded by the Citizens Bank Foundation for efforts in Affordable Housing.

Historic Preservation Award

Silver Street Mill

Awarded from the Manchester Historic Association for redevelopment of the Silver Street Mill.

2007

Historic Preservation Award

Straw Mansion

Awarded from the Manchester Historic Association for redevelopment of the Straw Mansion on 25 Brook St.

2003

E-Cares High Tech Philanthropy Award

Community CyberSpace Project

Historic Preservation Award

282-290 Auburn Street

Awarded by the from the Manchester Historic Association

2002

Business of the Year

Awarded by Business NH Magazine and the NH Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

Certificate of Appreciation

Awarded by the Manchester Field Office of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for providing home ownership opportunities

Historic Preservation Award

Elm Street Brownstones

Awarded by the from the Manchester Historic Association

2001

Historic Preservation Award

95 Cedar Street

Awarded by the Manchester Historic Association 

Preservation Award

Awarded by the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance for outstanding leadership and partnerships for historic preservation and revitalization efforts

2000

"Not Your Typical Partner Award"

Awarded by Citizens Bank

Best Practice Award

Awarded from the Manchester Field Office of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for the NeighborFest celebration.

1999

Merit Award

Awarded from Plan NH, the Foundation for Shaping the Built Environment

1998

Certificate of Award

Awarded from Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation for Building Leadership for Community Change

Walter J. Dunfey Excellence in Management Award

Awarded by The Corporate Fund

Winner's Circle Award

Awarded by the United Way of Greater Manchester

1997

Certificate of Recognition

Healthy Communities Project

Awarded by Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation for the Leadership

Honoree for Partnership Achievement

Awarded from Social Compact Outstanding Community Investment Awards, in recognition of leadership in serving and investing in America's at-risk neighborhoods.

1995

Historic Preservation Award

241 Cedar Street

Awarded by the from the Manchester Historic Association

Achievements

Chosen by NeighborWorks® America as one of 4 pilot sites for the Anti-Predatory Lending Training Initiative

Developed 400 affordable family rental apartments

Developed and sold dozens of homes to first-time homebuyers

Developed the first LIHTC project sponsored by a NH nonprofit

Education and counseling programs have created hundreds of home owners statewide

Established a Workforce Housing Initiative

Helped create the Pine Street Friendship Garden

Helped over a hundred IDA participants purchase homes

Is an approved Local HUD Housing Counseling Agency

Is the lead non-profit organization for the state-wide Financial Fitness Program

Is the only state-wide non-profit organization approved to originate New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority mortgages

Led a neighborhood campaign that closed down three local bars

Loaned and granted over $27 million for home purchase and rehabilitation

Offers over 75 educational programs each year, including orientations, home ownership seminars, home buyer financial, landlord trainings, post purchase counseling, and foreclosure prevention and predatory lending awareness workshops

Operates "NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Center" in downtown retail location as part of a national program

Organized and supported the community process that resulted in Manchester being designated an Enterprise Community by HUD

Originated hundreds of mortgages for first time home buyer purchase, closing cost, down payment assistance, and foreclosure prevention

Started a neighborhood cleanup that eventually became Adopt-a-Block

Won the first "Youthbuild" grant in NH