We turn investments into loans and education to create opportunity and transform lives across New Hampshire.

The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund collaborates with a wide range of donors and lenders, and with business, nonprofit and government partners. Together, we provide the financing and support that people with low and moderate incomes need to have affordable housing. Quality jobs. Child care and early education for their children. And to become financially independent.

We were established in 1983, one of the first Community Development Financial Institutions in the U.S., and have received the highest honor in our field, the Wachovia NEXT Award for Opportunity Finance.

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Residents transform communities
CDFIs = Opportunity. For All.

Success stories

Owning a home was unthinkable 10 years ago, when Mandy Bartley was a 20-year-old single mom living in public housing. She needed someone to believe in her, and the Welcome Home Loan team did.
The care and services she received at Keystone Hall's Transitional Living Center turned Laurie Goguen's life around. Financing from the Community Loan Fund made it possible for more to follow in her footsteps.
April Levin wanted life insurance. Not the kind that cashed out when she died. The kind that would improve her life and those of her sons while she was still very much alive. She wanted a college degree.

What's new

Resident-ownership movement has preserved 10,000 affordable homes

A cooperative affordable housing movement born in Meredith, N.H. 30 years ago has grown into a national network that recently secured its 10,000th home.

Economist cites NH Community Loan Fund among top grassroots investing tools

Economist and author Michael H. Shuman mentions the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund as one of the places where investors can have local impact.