Lakes Region Community Developers creates opportunities for the Lakes Region to thrive by developing healthy homes, creating vibrant community assets, and engaging residents.
Founded in 1988 as the Laconia Area Community Land Trust, we have developed high-quality, affordable rental housing throughout the Lakes Region for over 25 years. We currently own and operate a $53 million real estate portfolio comprising 365 affordable apartments in Ashland, Gilford, Laconia, Meredith, Tilton, and Wolfeboro.
To aid homeless families in securing stable employment and permanent housing, we also operate a four-unit transitional housing program where families stay with us for about 18 months.
We are a proud member of HOMEteam, which provides first-time home-buyer education and financial counseling to hundreds of New Hampshire families every year.
Today, in addition to building affordable rental housing, we are working to develop other types of real estate that responds to local community needs. This includes affordable, single-family homes for sale; mixed-income multi-family rental properties; and community facilities for things like child care, health care, and workforce development.
We are increasing our capacity for community building and engagement by deepening our relationships with our tenants and their neighbors through public safety and neighborhood improvement initiatives. We coordinate mentorship and training opportunities to help residents achieve their goals for financial mobility and meaningful participation in civic life.