The Way Home is a nonprofit agency dedicated to helping low-income households obtain and succeed in safe, affordable housing. Since 1988, The Way Home has assisted more than 19,000 families and individuals with their housing needs.
Demand for our homeless prevention services has increased dramatically with the economic downturn. Foreclosures hit homeowners and smaller landlords alike, driving demand for rental units while depressing home values. The Way Home has striven to prevent foreclosures when possible and ensure everyone can access safe affordable housing.
Many families and individuals are at risk due to job losses. In spite of the bursting of the housing bubble, housing remains too expensive for many families in southern New Hampshire. In 2011, the affordable housing wage needed to rent a two-bedroom apartment in Manchester, NH was approximately $20.37/hr. Low-wage workers continue to be one paycheck from homelessness, even as more apartments become vacant.
Our Housing Resource Center - 214 Spruce Street, Manchester - provides HUD-certified housing counseling for at-risk homeowners, renters, and homeless persons as part of our innovative homelessness prevention and intervention programs. Working with community partners, we offer resources to help make housing safe, to help secure rental housing, and to provide transitional shelter & permanent supportive rental housing.
... Because Everyone Deserves a Home!
"We provide keys to success for those facing homelessness. Together we can make these keys open the door to safe and affordable housing -- because everyone deserves a home."
-- Mary Sliney, Executive Director