Sharing her good fortune
Longtime supporter donated an unexpected windfall from her house sale
In April 2022, New Hampshire home prices reached an all-time high.
That made it extra hard for the people we serve to ﬁnd affordable homes. And it meant a mostly unexpected windfall for people selling their houses.
That was true of Malia Till of Concord. Having decided to move to a retirement community, she put her house on the market in the spring of 2022. Very quickly, she received 18 offers and sold the house for a lot more than she’d expected.
Watch a video featuring Malia Till.
Malia was introduced to our work at her Unitarian Universalist church more than 20 years ago and has invested in the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund ever since. While selling her home, she says, “I felt like I didn’t do anything to get that extra money. I just felt really lucky and wanted to share that windfall.”
So after joining us for a May bus tour to a resident-owned manufactured-home community (ROC) and a lunch with ROC leaders, Malia made a substantial gift to the Community Loan Fund.
She particularly appreciates that her donation will help people “who need a home, who want a home, who work hard but can’t seem to afford a home.”
This article was published in the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund’s 2022 annual report.