Graduation Ceremony Celebrates 2023-2024 NH Housing Homeownership Fellows; Applications Open for 2025 Class

June 13, 2024

– Program provides an in-depth exploration of local and national lending and housing issues –

Ten Granite State professionals who work with homebuyers have successfully completed the 2023-2024 New Hampshire Housing Homeownership Fellows program. This esteemed program offered participants a unique opportunity to explore the mortgage finance system and participate in workshops on housing and public policy, housing and economic development, state government issues, and New Hampshire Housing’s homeownership programs.

A highlight of the Fellows program was the visit to Washington, D.C., where the Fellows met with New Hampshire’s Congressional delegation and discussed housing issues with representatives from the National Council of State Housing Agencies, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Fannie Mae, Mortgage Bankers Association, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and USDA Rural Development.

The 2024 New Hampshire Housing Fellows are:
William Cossey, Blue Water Mortgage
Nellie Doughty, Harbor One Mortgage
Kelly Griffin, Keene Housing
Brittany Hodge, Meredith Village Savings Bank
Melissa Lesniak, Keller Williams
Beth McCann, Bay Equity Home Loans
Heather McCann, New Hampshire Housing
John Nettles, Bangor Savings Bank
Lee Ann Parks, Bean Group
Ron Thompson, NH Community Loan Fund

Photo of 2023 – 2024 NH Housing Homeownership Fellows:
From Top Left: Heather McCann, Lee Ann Parks, Ron Thompson, Beth McCann, John Nettles, George Reagan, Matthew Gallant, Nellie Doughty, William Cassey, Melissa Lesniak, Kelly Griffin, Brittany Hodge & Julie Jussif

“We are thrilled to celebrate our Homeownership Fellows who have completed a thorough exploration of the complex mortgage lending and affordable housing landscape,” said Rob Dapice, Executive Director/CEO of New Hampshire Housing. “Their dedication to this program highlights their commitment to improving homeownership opportunities in New Hampshire.”

The Homeownership Division continues to work with a statewide network of lenders and real estate professionals to offer specialized mortgage programs that enable homebuyers to purchase or refinance a home here in the Granite State.

If you are interested in learning more about the NH Housing Homeownership Fellows program or applying to be a Homeownership Fellow yourself, please visit Applications are due by June 30, 2024.

About New Hampshire Housing As a self-sustaining public corporation, New Hampshire Housing promotes, finances, and supports housing solutions for the people of New Hampshire. We have helped more than 55,000 families purchase their own homes and been instrumental in financing the creation of 16,000 multifamily housing units.

Etienne LaFond, Director of Marketing and Communications, NH Housing