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‘Ethics of Affordable Housing’ to be explored in St. A’s event … and more
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The Manchester-based law firm of Sheehan Phinney has added Jaclyn N. Fisher to its Real Estate Group, where she will focus primarily on affordable housing and low-income housing tax credits. Fisher joins the firm from Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios. She previously served as a legal resident to U.S. District Court Judge Andrea K. Johnstone.

Geotechnical and environmental firm GZA has earned a Gold Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Hampshire’s 2020 Engineering Excellence Awards. GZA won the honors in the Studies, Research and Consulting category for work by team members based in Bedford, NH, and Norwood, Mass., in support of a large-scale real estate redevelopment of a former industrial site where GZA developed and implemented soil remediation while simultaneously providing geotechnical engineering and a vapor intrusion barrier system design. Working on the project were senior project manager Jay L. Hodkinson; senior consultant Michael A. Gray; chief of technical practice James V. Errico; chief of client services and senior principal Alfred J. Ricciardelli; principal Randy J. Meuse; principal Bruce W. Fairless; and associate principal David G. Lamothe.

Associated Builders and Contractors of New Hampshire/Vermont recently delivered over $34,000 in relief to help food banks of New Hampshire and Vermont. The association said it set a goal of raising $15,000, but within a few days it became apparent that more was needed and contractors more than doubled the goal. An equal amount went to the food banks of both states

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority a $146,124 housing counseling grant to help individuals and families avoid foreclosure and make more informed homebuying and rental choices.

“The Housing We Need: Reflections on the Ethics of Affordable Housing amid Covid-19,” a discussion focusing on the impact of the nation’s housing shortage will be conducted online beginning at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18. Max Latona, executive director of Saint Anselm College’s Center for Ethics will moderate the discussion with panelists Professor Tauna Sisco, Dean Christon, executive director of the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority and Paul Casey, retired partner of the law firm Ballard Spahr. Both Christon and Casey are Saint Anselm graduates. To register for the event, click here.

Liberty House, which provides sober transitional housing and services to homeless and struggling veterans, has launched a “Mission Renovate & Restore: Combating Veteran Homelessness” campaign to raise funds to more than double its residential capacity, facilitate an expanded set of services and offer programming to more veteran populations, including disabled and retired veterans. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the first $250,000 in donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar through July 30. The funds will support the first phase of renovations and retrofitting for the future home of Liberty House, a 16,000-square-foot facility in Manchester. It includes the creation of 13 new bedrooms, handicap-accessible bathrooms, entryways and living spaces, and the remodeling of the building’s library, resource room and case management services room. For more information visit

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