Housing First Success!! UPDATE . . .
 Housing for all!
SO, how do we continue to have such success stories? With more Permanent Supportive Housing ! To learn what this is, see this great article from the National Alliance to End Homelessness.

CCEH is excited to be taking the next step in ending homelessness in Concord - we are purchasing a building at 10 Green Street, and converting it into four one-bedroom apartments!
These apartments will allow the Coalition to house people who otherwise might wait eight years or more to get a subsidized apartment. This is a big new step for CCEH - providing our own housing for our clients.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to house four people,” Executive Director Ellen Groh says. “It’s a small dent in the overall issue, but it’s a dent.”
The apartments will be subsidized to house formerly homeless individuals. Tenants will be supported by caseworkers. They will contribute no more than one-third of their total income to rent.

The project will be supported by a loan from the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority which requires the Coalition to operate the building as Section 8 housing for 40 years. After that, the loan may be forgiven.

Our plans were approved by the City of Concord Zoning Board and we are moving on to the Planning Board... Stay tuned!
The RC continues to welcome our guests with dignity and respect Mondays through Fridays, offering caseworker support, computers and coffee. From July 2018 to July 2019 we have seen a 33% growth in the number of people who came, with 29 first time guests this past month alone. July saw 48 loads of laundry done, 138 showers taken, and about 1,400 pieces of mail received for guests. We also offer monthly haircuts, and now offer HIV testing on Wednesdays, a recovery group run by CHOICES peer support on Thursdays, and the Capitol Area Public Health Network of Granite United Way has joined our providers in offering Hepatitis A shots.
Video from the CCEH Annual Meeting of our special guest speaker, Rosanne Haggerty, Executive Director of  Community Solutions.

Community Solutions is the founder of  "Built for Zero"  a national effort to help a core group of U.S. communities end chronic and veteran homelessness.  
Across the country , 71 communities have ended veteran homelessness
and 4 communities have ended chronic homelessness through
this initiative and others. 
In case you missed it - the Annual Report is available here!
NEW BOARD AND STAFF Click to Learn More about them!
Michael Caswell, Emergency Winter Shelter and Data Manager
Leslie Fincke, Board of Directors
Lionel Grassi, Board of Directors
We could not do a single thing without the support of YOU, all our donors and volunteers, and, the MAJOR GRANTORS who keep ALL of our programs up and running to serve those most in need and END Homelessness in Concord, NH.

NH Charitable Foundation
$60,000 in unrestricted funds to support all our work over 3 years

City of Concord
$30,000 to support the
Emergency Winter Shelter

Lincoln Financial Foundation
$20,000 to support the Emergency Winter Shelter and Concord Homeless Resource Center

Granite United Way
$18,000 to support the Emergency Winter Shelter and Resource Center

County of Merrimack : $5,000 to support Emergency Winter Shelter

Woman's Club of Concord
recently made a donation to the work of the Coalition - Thank you so much for all you do for our community!
TALENT SHOW! Buy your tickets now!! Oct 5th, 2019, at the new
Bank of NH Stage · 16 South Main Street
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Twelve local acts will feature voices singing higher than the dog trick leaps, sizzling dance moves, and a chef spinning in his cyr with the precision of the cellist. Attendees can vote for their favorite performance and participate in games.
This show is anticipated to sell out quickly. Tickets are $35 each at the Box Office at the Bank of NH Stage. (To buy an online ticket, click this link) $8.75 fee per ticket i f you buy online.

5:30 PM: Meet and Greet
First floor– Food compliments of Concord Food Co-op and O Steaks and Seafood .
Second Floor– Cash Bar, Buy a Vote, Wine Pull, Buy tickets for Heads or Tails, Buy tickets for 50/50. All proceeds benefit CCEH.
To see all the acts click here

For questions, please email greg@concordfoodcoop.coop

From the National Low Income Housing Coalition: See what the 2020 Candidates are saying about affordable homes and homelessness: CLICK HERE!
SHAWS BAG PROGRAM : The Concord Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) has been selected by store leadership as the August beneficiary of the Shaw’s Give Back Where It Counts Reusable Bag Program. If you purchase a reusable bag at the Shaw’s located on D’Amante Drive in Concord CCEH will receive a $1 donation!

Get food - Do Good for the Environment - Do Good for CCEH - 3 for 1 - Yay!

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