NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire has received a $10,000 grant from Bank of New Hampshire in continued support of Home Ownership Education opportunities. The grant will specifically support the seminars, coaching and counseling services offered by HOMEteam, a collaboration between NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire, Laconia Area Community Land Trust, and CATCH Neighborhood Housing for the delivery of homeownership educational services in southern and central New Hampshire. This program provides guidance for those thinking about homeownership, actively searching for a home, faced with foreclosure, or the elderly seeking to take advantage of the equity in their homes.
“We are very grateful for the financial support from Bank of New Hampshire,” stated Paul McLaughlin, Manager of HOMEteam. “Karen [Wilson] and the other members of the Bank are strong supporters of the role and importance of our educational programs, and have frequently volunteered at our seminars. It is great to continue this positive relationship.”
HOMEteam’s education and other resources provide New Hampshire residents in 84 towns and cities with the information and tools they need to make good financial decisions related to purchasing, renting, or maintaining a home. Through a series of free group workshops, one-on-one counseling, and other services that are provided by trained, qualified professionals, HOMEteam helps first time home buyers navigate the mortgage process, renters save for home ownership, and home owners preserve and protect their investment in their home.
Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831, provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire. With 21 banking offices throughout New Hampshire and assets exceeding $1 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and largest independent bank in the state. Bank of New Hampshire is a mutual organization, focused on the success of the bank’s customers, communities and employees, rather than stockholders. For more information, call 1-800-832-0912 or visit www.BankNH.com.