The Concord Coalition to End Homelessness has won an award for creating four apartments for long-term homeless people on Green Street.

Our work at Green Street preserved much of the aspect of the historic house even as we developed it into four apartments, and reviewers praised the project for enhancing the character and features of a notable property while helping some of the community’s most vulnerable residents.

Ellen Groh, our executive director, said she hoped that Concord would see more such projects as officials examine changes in zoning that would allow such “infill” work, not only to help end homelessness but to reduce the strain on rental and housing markets that has sent prices skyrocketing.

Click here to read more about the project and the award review.

From Ellen:

CCEH is deeply honored to receive this NH Preservation Alliance Award. The award truly goes to our partners, Warrenstreet Architects and JH Spain Commercial Services, because they were the ones who figured out how to preserve the beautiful historical aspects of this building, both inside and outside, and still meet CCEH’s mission of creating four apartments for people coming from homelessness. They were immensely creative in both the design of the apartments, and working through all the technical issues of implementing that design. The apartments are truly a place that anyone would be proud to call “home.” We’re grateful to everyone in the community who helped make this vision a reality.

A big thank you to our community partners who helped make this project happen: Warrenstreet Architects, Inc., JH Spain Commercial Services, LLC, New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, Concord Rotary Club, The Dobles Foundation, Resilient Buildings Group, Inc., Merrimack County, Merrimack County Savings Bank, Concord Food Co-op, Franklin Savings Bank, Keeler Family Realtors, Cleveland Waters & Bass, P.A., McLean Middleton, P.A., Concord Commercial Real Estate, Fairway Real Estate, LLC, and Concord Housing + Redevelopment.