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Easterseals NH Secures Critical Funding Through NH Housing and M&T Bank for Military & Veterans Campus Affordable Housing Units

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Financial Support Centers on Key Residential Component of 15-Acre Facility; Units Scheduled to Open in 2025; Fundraising Ongoing for Programs/Operations

FRANKLIN, NH – Thanks to a heartfelt commitment to assist those who served our nation’s military, NH Housing and M&T Bank have coordinated with Easterseals NH to provide key financing to provide the funding to construct an affordable housing complex for veterans at the site under development in Franklin.  NH Housing allocated the project about $7 million in Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits of which M&T is purchasing to facilitate the redevelopment of the15-acre Daniel Webster Farm Campus and transform it into a residential and program center for veterans and their families.

M&T’s proceeds will be used to construct 29 one and two-bedroom rental units, which will be exclusively offered to tenants whose income is between 30% and 80% of Area Median income. M&T has also provided a $3 million revolving line of credit that Easterseals NH will use to bridge a State-awarded ARPA Grant for housing construction.

“The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program finances the majority of publicly funded workforce housing built in New Hampshire. LIHTC financing has added nearly $1 billion of investment in the state,” noted Rob Dapice, Executive Director and CEO of New Hampshire Housing. “LIHTC funding is key to establishing the innovative housing and services that will be provided by the Easterseals NH Military & Veterans Campus.”

“We’re proud to collaborate with organizations that have maximum impact on the communities they serve and there’s no organization that demonstrates that better than Easterseals New Hampshire,” said Tim Wade, New Hampshire Regional President for M&T Bank. “Safe, affordable housing is vital to helping communities thrive and we’re proud to have worked with NH Housing to secure the tax credit financing needed to get this important project done for our nation’s heroes and their families.”

Low Income Housing Tax Credits are a federal program through which NH Housing will allocate credits to qualified affordable developments. The Project developers, such as Easterseals NH, typically proceed to sell their awarded credits to Banks to finance their affordable housing developments. 

Once complete, the first-of-its-kind center of excellence for veterans, military members, and their families will include affordable housing, hub of services, retreat center, and recreation opportunities.

“We are incredibly grateful to NH Housing for their belief of-and financial-support-of our Military and Veterans Campus,” said Maureen Beauregard, President & CEO, Easterseals NH & VT. “The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program offers incentives that make affordable housing projects truly come to fruition. M&T Bank has the capacity and unique ability to step up to utilize the tax credits and provide financing has helped us move this project forward. Without the tax credit, there are not enough available subsidies or resources in our state to make this happen. This tax credit equity program is a true difference maker,” continued Beauregard.

Additional funds must still be raised to complete the retreat center, build the multipurpose recreation building, military-themed playground, and outdoor performance stage. Easterseals NH is committed to completing the project and collaborating with stakeholders, partners, the State of NH, and the public.


About Easterseals New Hampshire
Established in 1936, Easterseals NH & VT provides exceptional services to ensure that all people of all abilities and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in their communities. Throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, we are proud to serve the diverse needs of about 18,000 children, adults, seniors, military personnel, and veterans with a wide range of abilities and needs each year. In FY 2023, we provided holistic, integrated services to more than 4,400 children and youth in New Hampshire and Vermont. Our comprehensive, outcome-driven services and programs cover early intervention, autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral health, family, and physical disability services. Additionally, we provide support and programs for seniors and veterans, as well as individuals with substance use disorder. We are inclusive and purposeful as we look to elevate people of all abilities.  For more information, visit eastersealsnh.org or follow us @EastersealsNH on Facebook.