Evelyn Whelton Named to NH Housing Board of Directors

July 28, 2022

Evelyn Whelton of Madison was recently appointed to the New Hampshire Housing Board of Directors by Governor Chris Sununu. She is the Senior Vice President, Retail Lending Sales Manager for Bank of New Hampshire.

Whelton has long been involved in New Hampshire’s housing community, having been a founder and board member of the Mount Washington Valley Housing Coalition. She is a past president of the Mortgage Bankers & Brokers Association of NH, and helped form the White Mountain Board of Realtors Affiliates Committee. Whelton has a bachelor’s degree in business management and leadership from Granite State College, and is a graduate of the New England School for Financial Studies banking program.

Chris Norwood of Portsmouth was appointed by Governor Sununu to serve as the chair of the New Hampshire Housing Board of Directors. He is the president of NAI Norwood Group where his focus is commercial real estate sales. At its July meeting, John A. Cuddy of North Conway was named vice chair. The nine-member board is appointed by the Governor and Executive Council.

As a self-supporting public corporation created by the state legislature, New Hampshire Housing promotes, finances and supports affordable housing. Its Homeownership Division works with a statewide network of lenders and real estate professionals to offer single-family mortgage programs that enable low- and moderate-income homebuyers to purchase or refinance a home. The Multifamily Housing Division manages the financing of new affordable multifamily rental unit construction, and refinances and recapitalizes existing properties to preserve affordable housing units. The Assisted Housing Division administers the Housing Choice Voucher program for very low-income individuals and families, as well as other rental assistance programs. Additionally, the Policy, Planning and Communications Group conducts research, issues reports, and offers presentations and insights on the state’s housing needs and conditions. It works with local partners on housing advocacy issues, and offers technical assistance to communities throughout the state on housing-related matters.

New Hampshire Housing Reports, Studies & Data  

  • Take a video tour of six NH Housing-financed multifamily developments
  • Housing Market Reports
  • 2022 NH Residential Rental Cost Survey Report
  • New Hampshire’s Workforce Housing Law: A 10-Year Retrospective on the Law’s Impact on Local Zoning and Creating Workforce Housing
  • Developing Employer-Assisted Housing
  • North Country Housing Needs Analysis
  • New Hampshire Housing FY21 Annual Report
  • New Hampshire housing market economic and demographic data


About New Hampshire Housing: As a self-supporting public corporation, New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority promotes, finances and supports affordable housing. NH Housing operates rental and homeownership programs designed to assist low- and moderate-income persons with obtaining affordable housing. Since its inception, we have helped more than 50,000 families purchase their own homes and have been instrumental in financing the creation of almost 16,000 multi-family housing units.

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