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CATCH Neighborhood Housing

Founded in 1989, CATCH Neighborhood Housing is a 501(c)3, community-based non-profit organization offering a full spectrum of housing and education services in Merrimack County, New Hampshire. CATCH meets the needs of the communities it serves by constructing new affordable housing units and revitalizing existing housing in an area where affordable rental options are limited. We are focused on creating a community where every person is confident of a home.

Our mission is to strengthen communities by creating opportunities for affordable, quality housing for people otherwise not being served! 

Since 1989, CATCH has evolved into several different lines of business and prides itself on creating innovative housing solutions for low-to-moderate-income individuals and families.

CATCH has expanded its rental portfolio to include 325 affordable, workforce housing units in Concord, Penacook, Bow, and Franklin, New Hampshire. These units serve approximately 740 seniors, adults, and children per year. Additionally, CATCH provides 24 much-needed market rate apartments and commercial spaces in the historic Endicott Hotel in downtown Concord, which reopened in 2013.

In order to better meet the needs of its residents and ensure the proper maintenance of its rental properties, while also providing a source of sustainable funding for the organization, in 2013 CATCH created Alliance Asset Management, a property management, asset management, and financial service provider. Alliance now manages hundreds of apartments in New Hampshire and Southern Maine for CATCH and several other property owners. 

In partnership with NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire and Lakes Region Community Developers, CATCH has collaborated to provide homeownership and financial education services. HOMEteam serves the entirety of Merrimack, Hillsborough, Belknap, and Rockingham Counties, serving over 68% of New Hampshire's residents. HOMEteam provides first-time homebuyer education seminars as well as financial fitness courses and mortgage counseling.

Overall, CATCH Neighborhood Housing continues to adapt to meet the housing needs of the ever-changing New Hampshire community. Our latest development was completed in December 2017; the Franklin Light & Power Mill now provides 45 one and two-bedroom affordable apartments in downtown Franklin. 

CATCH and its staff has been recognized for many of its accomplishments and developments over its 30-year history. Rosemary M. Heard, CATCH's President, was recognized as one of New Hampshire's top 200 Business Leaders in its inaugural NH 200 publication in October 2019. In June 2019, Rosemary received the Business Leader of the Year award at the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce's Annual Pinnacle Awards for her leadership of CATCH. The Franklin Savings Bank Fund for Community Advancement recognized CATCH in 2018 for our expansion of programs into the Franklin Light & Power Mill. Rosemary received an advocacy award from Housing Action NH at their 2017 Home Matters in NH Awards Breakfast. CATCH received the 2017 Golden Trowel Award from the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, the Preservation Alliance's 2018 Achievement Award, as well as a 2018 Plan NH Merit Award and 2017 Housing for Everyone Award from TD Charitable Foundation, for the renovation of the Franklin Light and Power Mill.  New Hampshire Business Review recognized CATCH at their 2016 Business Excellence Awards. Rosemary was awarded the "Excellence in Nonprofit" for a small organization at the event. Our organization was also named the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Nonprofit of the Year at the Chamber’s 2015 Pinnacle Awards. 



Visit our website at to learn more! We are also very active on social media; follow us on Facebook, twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!

CATCH recently celebrated its 30th anniversary at a Masquerade Gala in March 2020. View our 30th anniversary video here, created in partnership with Concord TV: 

Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2020

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