August 9, 2023
Concord, N.H. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) met with Concord Coalition to End Homelessness staff and leadership to discuss plans for the $850,000 in federal funds she helped secure through the Fiscal Year 2024 Community Project Funding appropriations process — part of the larger government funding package that the House must pass by the end of the year. During her visit, Kuster toured the Coalition’s Resource Center and heard updates on how the investments will be used to build a larger upgraded facility to help serve more people and connect them with permanent housing.
“Everyone needs a safe place to live and call home, and the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness is an essential partner in making that a reality,” said Congresswoman Kuster. “The Resource Center expansion will help connect our neighbors with the resources and services they need to get back on their feet. Together, we’ll keep working to ensure everyone in New Hampshire has a roof over their head, and I look forward to getting this funding over the finish line!”
“We’re so grateful to Congresswoman Annie Kuster for her visit to our Resource Center, and for her eagerness to learn more about our programs and offerings. CCEH’s Resource Center is a safe space that sees up to 65 individuals each weekday morning, and it is an important hub of services for unhoused adults,” said Karen Jantzen, Executive Director of Concord Coalition to End Homelessness. “A new, more intentionally designed and purpose-built Resource Center would be better suited to meet client needs and it would allow CCEH to better collaborate with other area agencies that play a critical role in addressing homelessness in our community. We appreciate Congresswoman Kuster’s interest in and support of this important project.”
The Concord Coalition to End Homelessness serves the city’s approximately 200 individuals experiencing homelessness and connects them with community resources, permanent mailing addresses, and employment assistance.
Kuster is a leading advocate to expand access to quality affordable housing, especially for veterans and individuals experiencing mental health and substance use disorders. Her Economic Opportunity Agenda lays out a plan to address New Hampshire’s housing shortage by increasing the state’s housing stock, investing in workforce housing, and expanding the low-income housing tax credit to support families in need.
See the press release at the Congresswomen’s website here.