NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire Hosts Breakfast Celebration


More than 185 guests attended an early morning breakfast hosted by NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford, New Hampshire, celebrating the organization’s twenty-five year history of addressing housing and neighborhood revitalization needs in Southern New Hampshire.

Founded in 1992 in response to issues troubling Manchester’s Center City neighborhood, the organization’s footprint now includes the Cities of Manchester and Nashua, as well as an additional 29 communities in Southern New Hampshire for real estate development and neighborhood revitalization activities, and a total of 81 communities for homeownership and financial literacy education programs.

“We know we have not solved all of the housing and revitalization needs in our communities of focus. But a lot has been accomplished as a result of the partnership, support, and dedication of many, and those accomplishments are helping to carry us forward to address today’s needs,” said Robert Tourigny, Executive Director of NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire.

The breakfast event precedes three other events planned for 2017, all of which celebrate neighborhood excellence and volunteers, donors, and entities that support efforts to create affordable rental housing, homeownership, and neighborhood revitalization in our state. The organization’s accomplishments over 25 years include: creation of a total of 500 housing units in more than 20 developments (and creation of two public parks); 1,166 first-time home buyers created; and homeownership and financial literacy education provided to thousands of New Hampshire residents.

From an economic impact standpoint, NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire’s work has provided: $95 million in real estate development investment; $5 million paid in real estate taxes to cities and towns; and $35 million in homeownership loan originations.

Check out our 25th Anniversary video & slideshow below: 


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