Published DateTILTON — The Laconia Area Community Land Trust will hold a ribbon cutting and open house on Friday, June 21 to celebrate Phase II of its latest affordable housing development, Lochmere Meadows. A short ceremony will be held at noon, followed by a light lunch and property tours. The public is invited to attend; call 524-0747 to RSVP.
Located on Route 3 in Tilton, Lochmere Meadows is the Laconia Area Community Land Trust's latest success in providing over 200 permanently affordable housing units for working families. Each EnergyStar® certified home has washer and dryer hookups and personal outside storage.
With the completion of Phase II, Lochmere Meadows features 47 2-bedroom apartments. Phase I, which was completed in 2010, was the first affordable housing development in the state to install both a solar thermal water heating and solar photovoltaic system. Phase II also incorporates solar energy. Applicants interested in renting at Lochmere Meadows should contact the Land Trust's property management company, The Hodges Companies at 1-800-742-4686.
According to Land Trust Executive Director Linda Harvey, "In addition to creating 19 units of community assets, the development of Lochmere Meadows has provided jobs for local contractors and investment in businesses where materials and supplies were purchased."
Laconia Area Community Land Trust, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a member of NeighborWorks® America, and is supported in part by membership donations and the Lakes Region United Way.
Its mission is to assist low and moderate income families achieve economic self-sufficiency through the development of permanently affordable housing opportunities and associated support programs. For more information about LACLT and its programs, call 603-524-0747, or visit www.laclt.org.