Public Notices

 

PUBLIC NOTICE 

The following Committees of the Board of Directors of New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority and the Board of Directors will meet on the following dates and times at the Authority’s offices located at 32 Constitution Drive, Bedford, New Hampshire. 

June 27, 2019 

Executive Committee - 9:30 a.m. 
Board of Directors Meeting - 10:30 a.m. 

Copies of the meeting agenda are available for review upon request.   

By:Dean J. Christon 
Executive Director 

6/21/19


 

LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE OF RULEMAKING
NEW HAMPSHIRE HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY


New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority is considering the amendment of rules related to the Affordable Housing Fund (HFA 113).  The Authority’s Board of Directors will take action on these rules on or after June 27, 2019. The amendment and/or adoption of these rules is expected to take effect no less than 30 days after the publication of this notice.

For further information:
Visit www.nhhfa.org
Contact Benjamin Frost
New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority
PO Box 5087
Manchester, NH 03108
603-310-9361
bfrost@nhhfa.org

6/20/2019


 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
 
New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority requests bids for the development of an update to New Hampshire’s Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, which can be accessed at the following URL - https://www.nhhfa.org/studies-publications-presentations#fairhousing
 
The Fair Housing Planning Guide Volume I, published by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity shall serve as a guide for this analysis. 
 
Scope of Work:
  1. Research
         a.  Data collection and analysis, covering the full array of public and private policies, practices, and procedures affecting obstacles to housing choice in New Hampshire.
              i.  Review of existing documents on fair housing within the State of New Hampshire and HUD.
              ii. Review of State and federal laws pertaining to fair housing.
              iii. Review of relevant demographic data
              iv. Review of complaint data
              v. Review of other relevant data, studies, news reports, scholarly literature.
              vi. Perform a combination of qualitative and quantitative surveys or focus groups targeting constituents, housing providers and community organizations, and perform analysis.
              vii. GIS Mapping of relevant data points.
              viii. Conduct review of the “core affirmatively furthering fair housing areas” cited in HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Final Rule https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-07-16/pdf/2015-17032.pdf published on July 16, 2015 and under the direction of New Hampshire Housing, develop examples of alternative analytical strategies to examine ethnically and racially-concentrated areas of poverty, segregation, integration, access to community assets and disproportionate housing needs. This should include recommendations concerning alternative data sources and/or analysis methods where the American Communities Survey data is challenged by high margins of error due to small population size in most localities.  It is expected that this analysis will include external experts familiar with New Hampshire’s population demographics and fair housing.  The use of focus groups to obtain direct input from ethnic minority communities is encouraged. 
              ix. Propose recommendations to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing Choice in New Hampshire. 
  2. Production
         a. Writing of document, including graphs, tables, and other relevant statistical data to follow the report outline below.
         b. Deliverables
              i. Five bound final copies.
              ii. One electronic final version (in Microsoft Word).
Draft report due no later than March 30, 2020
Final report due no later than April 30, 2020
 
Read/Download Full Request for Proposals
 
To file a qualifying proposal, applicants shall submit a letter of interest, qualifications of proposed principals, proposed work plan, proposed budget, and 3 references from similar projects, no later than 4:30 pm June 28, 2019 to:
 
New Hampshire Housing
PO Box 5087
Manchester, NH  03108
Attn: Christine Lavallee, Program Manager, Housing Grants
 
If sent via overnight mail or if hand delivered (by 4:30 p.m.):
New Hampshire Housing
32 Constitution Drive
Bedford, NH 03110
Attn: Christine Lavallee, Program Manager, Housing Grants
 
Receipt by New Hampshire Housing is the determinative date, not the date mailed or otherwise sent to New Hampshire Housing. 
 
5/31/19

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
WALLACE FARMS

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be conducted by the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (the “Authority”) in the Sunnycrest Room located on the first floor  at the Londonderry Town Hall,  268 B Mammoth Road, Londonderry, New Hampshire 03053  at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019,  with respect to the proposed issuance by the Authority, acting under and pursuant to New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated Chapter 204-C (the “Act”), of obligations in the maximum aggregate principal amount of $11,000,000 (the “Bonds”), (out of a total anticipated project cost of $14,836,680). The Bonds are proposed to be issued to provide financing as permitted under the Act for the following multi-family housing project (the “Project”): the acquisition of a 43.07 acre site of commonly owned land located along Bridle Path  (referred to in the Tax Assessor’s office as Map 16 Lots 3-11, 3-13, and 3-15) in the Town of Londonderry, County of Rockingham, and State of New Hampshire and the construction, furnishing and equipping on such land of a 72 unit multi-family residential rental housing development (consisting of three 24 unit buildings, and with an aggregate square foot building area totaling approximately 84,441 square feet, with 37 of the units expected to be occupied by tenants having incomes no greater than 60% of area median income). The owner of the Project will be Wallace Farms Development Limited Partnership, a New Hampshire limited partnership, the General Partner will be WFD GP, LLC, a New Hampshire limited liability company the manager of which is Christopher J. Fokas.   The Bonds will not be a general obligation of the Authority or a pledge of the faith and credit of the Authority or a debt, liability, obligation or pledge of the faith and credit of the State of New Hampshire or any political subdivision thereof.  Written comments will be accepted for two business days following the public hearing, and must be received by email, fax, or physical delivery no later than 4:30 p.m. on June 19, 2019. 
For more information, or to send comments as outlined above, contact:

Julia A. Morgan
New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority
PO Box 5087
Manchester, NH 03108
603-310-9280 (Phone)
603-488-0906 (Fax)
multifaminfo@nhhfa.org  


DEAN CHRISTON
Executive Director

5/30/19