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Next Homeowner Orientation Meeting Feb. 22

We are currently accepting applications! To receive your application, sign up for one of the MANDATORY Homeowner Orientation Meetings listed below. If for some reason you are unable to make any of the sessions, please contact us. Babysitting will not be provided, so please make other arrangements to watch young children.

Manchester City Library,  7:00-8:15pm

  • Monday December 21, 2015
  • Thursday January 21, 2016
  • Monday February 22, 2016

Click here to sign up and download an application http://apply.habitatmanchester.org
or call the office at 603-626-3944 – Option 1

Questions about the application process?

Call 603-626-3944 Option 1 or e-mail us at selection@habitatmanchester.org

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Tool theft – The community responds quickly!

As many of you may have heard, our 3-family, almost completed home was burglarized over the weekend and $5000 worth of tools and equipment were stolen. Offers of help and donations have been coming from all around, even from Vermont and Massachusetts.  We are deeply touched and thankful for the outpouring of help, from organizations, volunteers, fellow Habitat for Humanity offices, and the general public.

At the Warehouse store yesterday, volunteers helped donors bring in tools for our construction team.

Volunteers at the Warehouse store help with tool donation

Since we may receive more tools than needed at the job site, some tools may be sold at the Warehouse to raise funds for construction. We will ask you if you prefer to have your donation to go ONLY to the construction crew and will honor that request.

If you live in an area outside of the Greater Manchester NH area and need a pickup, please consider donating items to a Habitat affiliate in your area. Go to http://habitat.org/local to find the nearest Habitat for Humanity office.

If you would like to volunteer on a Saturday to help finish our 3 unit house, please sign up on our website:http://habitatmanchester.org/VolunteerCalendar.php

If you would like to make a monetary donation, go to:
http://habitatmanchester.org/donate/

If you have any questions about volunteering or donating, call our main office at 603-626-3944.

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“No More Fires at Hosley!”

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Help keep our Habitat families safe in our 3-family, fully rehabbed home. The funds will go towards materials, permits & specialized life-safety labor for a new fire sprinkler system.

Join the crowd funding campaign – make a donation and receive special “local” perks, such as maple syrup or a hand-carved maple picture frame.

Learn more about this project!

Many thanks to Brian Hansen, owner of Fire Protection Team in Hooksett, NH, for setting up this campaign and helping us with some of the sprinkler installation costs.

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HOME block grant to help fund Hosley Street

Tuesday night at the Alderman’s meeting, GMHFH was approved to receive a $105,000 block grant through the HOME Investments Partnership Program. The grant is administered through the Community Development Department of the City of Manchester. The funds will enable us to move forwards with work such as plumbing, electrical and fire sprinklers for the 3 units at Hosley Street. For more information on HOME, visit the HUD website.

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Hosley Street volunteers needed

Registrations are being accepted for our Saturday build days. Remember to register by Wednesday 5pm prior to the Saturday you wish to volunteer.  Go to http://volunteer-signup.habitatmanchester.org/.

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Regency Mortgage wields a hammer for affordable housing

Regency Mortgage volunteers at Greater Manchester Habitat for Humanity

Manchester, NH —  Several employees of Regency Mortgage Corporation recently spent a full day at Greater Manchester Habitat for Humanity’s work site at 50 Hosley Street in Manchester, giving back to the community while learning new skills.

During a Corporate Team Building Day, the site is closed to public registration and crew leaders guide the volunteers in the projects scheduled for the day. Safety instructions and proper use of tools is covered and tasks are geared to the level of the volunteers. During their work session, Regency volunteers did prep work for a new porch roof, framed a doorway, and worked on getting walls ready for insulation.

Regency Mortgage is based in Hooksett, with several offices in the region, including Portsmouth, Concord and Nashua NH.

Greater Manchester HFH is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged. Greater Manchester HFH serves the communities of Manchester, Auburn, Bedford, Candia, Derry, Goffstown, Hooksett, Litchfield, and Londonderry. To find a Habitat for Humanity affiliate in your area, go to www.habitat.org.

Those wishing to learn more about Greater Manchester HFH can visit their website www.habitatmanchester.org/ or go to facebook.com/habitatmanchester. Many businesses in the Greater Manchester area have participated in Corporate Team Building Days. For more information, contact their office at 603-626-3944.

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Manchester Habitat seeking partner families

Greater Manchester Habitat for Humanity is seeking partner families for its 50 Hosley Street project.

Each unit in the three-family condo has two bedrooms, one bathroom, a living room, dining room, kitchen and deck.

To become a Habitat homeowner, a family must be in need of affordable housing, able to make an interest-free monthly mortgage, tax and insurance payments, and work as a partner with Habitat. If your family lives in substandard housing with inadequate plumbing, poor heating, leaking roof, overcrowding (three to a bedroom), unsafe or unsanitary conditions; or you are a resident of public housing, and you have lived or worked in the greater Manchester area for at least a year, you may qualify for a new home from Habitat for Humanity. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hosley Street schedule

The Construction Committee has closed the Hosley Street site to new volunteer signups until further notice due to weather conditions and the need for specific building materials. If you would like to be notified of dates available when the site reopens, sign up here:

http://volunteer-signup.habitatmanchester.org/

Volunteers are also very much needed in other areas of the organization. You can sign up online, or call our office at 603-626-3944. Christiana, our Volunteer Coordinator, will be happy to help find the right spot for you!

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GMHFH receives grant from Bank of America

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We are pleased to announce that the Bank of America has awarded Greater Manchester Habitat for Humanity a $5,000 grant. The funds are part of a recently announced $22 million in housing-related grants that will impact low- and moderate-income communities in 34 states. The grant will be used towards the completion of our 3-family structure on Hosley Street in Manchester. GMHFH is one of seven nonprofits in New Hampshire to receive a total of $90,000 in grants.

“In response to the many challenges facing our communities, we are focusing our philanthropic support on areas vital to advancing local economies,” said Ken Sheldon, Bank of America New Hampshire president. “The bank’s investment in New Hampshire nonprofits that help individuals and families regain financial stability through housing and other community development initiatives is one way we’re working to stabilize and advance the state.”

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GMHFH receives grant from Queen City Rotary Club

Greater Manchester Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce that the Queen City Rotary Club has selected our affiliate as recipient of a $500 grant.  The timing of this grant is critical in helping to raise much needed funds to complete our 3-family reconstruction project on Hosley Street in Manchester.  Dick Heller, President of the Board of Directors, will accept the grant check at the QCRC Grant Presentation Breakfast on May 17.

Construction has taken a big leap forward in the last two months with completion of the roof, mold remediation, and delivery of new windows.  Keep up to date with our progress by following us on Facebook.

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