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Stigma, zoning are barriers to affordable homes

Because of outdated notions about the quality of the houses, the communities where they’re located, and the people who live in them, some people consider manufactured homes a last resort, rather than a great choice.

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Finding a 'truth nugget' can defuse arguments

Fogging is a technique that helps deflect verbal attacks that can otherwise railroad a conversation or meeting.

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Mission investing: Unleashing foundations' full potential

The University of New Hampshire is using some of its endowment to serve the state's people by investing in opportunity statewide.

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When you're neighbors, "because" is all you need

Some things can't be measured, like a community's transformation when its residents have a common goal.

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Neighbors helping neighbors--what a great feeling!

A pair of chance encounters illustrates how powerful the idea of neighbors helping neighbors can be.

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Like a pebble tossed, donations create far-reaching ripples

Donations to the NH Community Loan Fund create ripples that will change people's lives.

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Manufactured homes could ease the affordable housing crisis. So why aren’t they?

Systemic barriers are blocking the growth of manufactured homes as an affordable housing solution.

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What is a manufactured home, anyway?

Manufactured homes aren't modular, aren't mobile, and are definitely nothing like your grandparents' trailer.

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Small homes, big differences

Park-model manufactured homes and "tiny houses" both exemplify living simply in small spaces, but they're not the same.

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Where we get our money

People are often surprised to learn that most of the money we use to provide loans and education comes from individual investors and donors, not the government.

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