The Way Home Housing Resource Center
Way Home Short-term Transitional Housing Facility and
Resource Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Dedication ceremonies for the new Way Home Facility took
place in May, 2002.
On May 22, 2002, The Way Home, a local non-profit partner whose
mission is to help lower income families and individuals obtain
and keep decent, safe and affordable rental housing, dedicated it's
Short-term Transitional Housing Facility and Housing Resource Center.
As a homeless prevention service agency, they have helped over 4,500
families and individuals with their housing related needs since
opening in 1988.
This new facility, located at 214 Spruce Street in Manchester,
New Hampshire consists of 11,000 square feet on four levels and
includes a reception area, children's play area, housing counseling
rooms, a training room, housing resource room, a community pantry,
staff offices and 7 apartments. More than 50 percent of the funding
for the Center was provided by HUD funds from both the City of Manchester
and the State of New Hampshire HOME funds. In addition, The Way
Home was awarded $68,000 in the recent award of HUD homeless funds
to support its "Steps to Success" Training program. Local
HUD staff also volunteered their time during the demolition phase
of the Center's development, working hand-in-hand with the New Hampshire
Habitat for Humanity.