INNER CITY BLIGHTED BUILDING TRANSFORMED INTO AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR LOW INCOME INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES

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July 18, 2016

For more information, contact: Michele Talwani: 603641.1143 ext. 322

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPPORTUNITY IN MANCHESTER – At a ribbon cutting ceremony today, Families in Transition (FIT) opened its twentieth property. They took a blighted, inner city building and turned it into a safe, apartment building for people whose income meet affordable housing guidelines. Pictured are (l. to r. front row to back) Greg Carson, Housing and Urban Development; Brandon Reed, Burnell Johnson Architects; Mayor Ted Gatsas, City of Manchester; Maureen Beauregard, FIT; Dick Anagnost, Chairman of Families in Transition; Michael Garcia, Senator Ayotte’s Office; Darren Finch, FIT; Rosa Valentin, Senator Shaheen’s Office; Sue Manchester, Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA; and Joan Reich, former FIT Board of Director Member.

INNER CITY BLIGHTED BUILDING TRANSFORMED INTO AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR LOW INCOME INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES

Families in Transition Held Grand Opening of New Housing Development

MANCHESTER, NH – Families in Transition (FIT), a Manchester, Concord, and Dover, NH, based homeless services provider, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its newest housing development on Spruce Street, Manchester, NH. FIT renovated a blighted, inner city property into a four unit apartment building for low income individuals and families with Housing and Urban Development Funds through the City of Manchester.

“We’re here today to celebrate our twentieth property,” said Maureen Beauregard, President and Founder of FIT. “This will be home to two individuals and two families who, because of their incomes, will now be able to live safely in the comfort of this beautiful building.”

Lack of affordable housing is a widely identified as an issue in New Hampshire. FIT continues to be at the forefront of providing housing to those most in need. They were able to take a blighted building, which was known for squatters, and turned it into a centerpiece for the neighborhood.

Families in Transition is a nonprofit organization that provides safe, affordable housing and social services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect. FIT also owns and operates two thrift stores in Manchester and Concord, NH, which serve as economic engines to help pay for services that FIT provides. For more information about FIT, the stores, and the event, visit www.fitnh.org or call 603-641-9441.

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