Kuster Tours New Affordable Housing Development at Monahan Manor Apartments
Washington, August 16, 2023
Nashua, N.H. — Last week, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) toured the Monahan Manor Apartments project site along with Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess, Managing Director of Boston Capital Development, Rich Mazzocchi, and Nashua Housing and Redevelopment Authority (NHRA) Executive Director Lynn Lombardi. During the visit, Kuster discussed the need for more affordable housing options in New Hampshire and her work to address the state’s shortage. Kuster recently unveiled her Economic Opportunity Agenda, which lays out a plan to expand and diversify the state’s housing stock.
“Across New Hampshire, there is a serious lack of affordable housing, which impacts everyone – especially our hardworking families,” said Congresswoman Kuster. “Affordable housing projects like Monahan Manor are essential to addressing our state’s housing crisis and prove that this can be done. I look forward to seeing this project finished later this year and to help get more efforts like this off the ground!”
The Monahan Manor project will include 216 newly constructed 1-5 bedroom rental apartments, community, fitness and business centers, and an onsite Head Start program. The new community will replace 48 existing public housing units with 206 affordable apartments. The project was financed with low-income housing tax credits championed by Rep. Kuster. Construction is on schedule and set to be completed by the end of 2023.
Kuster is a leading advocate in Congress to expand access to affordable housing. Last Congress, she championed the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act to increase the number of low-income housing tax credits New Hampshire receives yearly and modify income eligibility requirements. Last year, Kuster was a key supporter and cosponsor of the bipartisan LIFELINE Act, which unlocked an additional $8 billion in the American Rescue Plan and allowed states to use funds to provide loans for low-income and affordable housing projects.