With significant support from the local community, businesses and partners, CATCH has created 325 units of affordable housing in the Concord area since its founding in 1989, and with other pipeline projects will increase focus on affordable housing for the longer term. As CATCH has grown and expanded significantly over the last 10 years, we have added a collaborative home buyer education program HOME Team, and Alliance Asset Management which services CATCH’s rental units and many others across New Hampshire and Southern Maine.
CATCH and its staff has been recognized for many of its accomplishments and developments over its 30-year history. Rosemary M. Heard, CATCH's President, was recognized as one of New Hampshire's top 200 Business Leaders in its inaugural NH 200 publication in October 2019. In June 2019, Rosemary received the Business Leader of the Year award at the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce's Annual Pinnacle Awards for her leadership of CATCH. The Franklin Savings Bank Fund for Community Advancement recognized CATCH in 2018 for our expansion of programs into the Franklin Light & Power Mill. Rosemary received an advocacy award from Housing Action NH at their 2017 Home Matters in NH Awards Breakfast. CATCH received the 2017 Golden Trowel Award from the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, the Preservation Alliance's 2018 Achievement Award, as well as a 2018 Plan NH Merit Award and 2017 Housing for Everyone Award from TD Charitable Foundation, for the renovation of the Franklin Light and Power Mill. New Hampshire Business Review recognized CATCH at their 2016 Business Excellence Awards. Rosemary was awarded the "Excellence in Nonprofit" for a small organization at the event. Our organization was also named the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Nonprofit of the Year at the Chamber’s 2015 Pinnacle Awards.
In 2014, CATCH was given The Corporate Fund Nonprofit Management Award presented in honor of
Walter J. Dunfey, and was also named a TD Bank “Housing for Everyone” grant winner.
CATCH’s redevelopment of the Endicott Hotel into market-rate apartments and commercial space was
recognized by Intown Concord as the “Best New Downtown Face” of 2014 and was awarded a 2014
Merit Award from Plan NH.
In 2013, CATCH was named the number three fastest-growing female-led nonprofit in the state by
Business New Hampshire Magazine and Kathy Kittle, CATCH’s Chief Financial Officer, was recognized
by the NH Business Review as the top financial executive in the small nonprofit category for 2014.
Rosemary M. Heard, CATCH’s President, was named the “Heart of Your City” by Citizens Bank and
WMUR-TV in 2012.
New Hampshire Housing presented CATCH with its Bringing You Home award in 2011 for the first phase of
Bow Highlands in Bow, NH and again in 2012 for Mennino Place in downtown Concord. The award recognizes and celebrates the work of nonprofit and for-profit organizations, public agencies, and private housing developers or providers who have made exceptional contributions to affordable housing in the Granite State.
In September 2005, the New Hampshire Business Review selected CATCH as the recipient of its Business Excellence Award for Non-Profits. CATCH was recognized as a non-profit leader for its effective management and commitment to high-quality housing for everyone.
In May 2005, CATCH was selected as the recipient of the first-ever Citizens Bank Housing Heroes Award for its Willow Crossing housing development in Concord and Penacook. Willow Crossing is the first-ever energy-star rated affordable housing development in the State of New Hampshire. Citizens Bank recognized CATCH for its leadership in creating affordable housing, innovative housing solutions, effective use of resources and strong fiscal responsibility.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) certified the Home Buyer Education Center at CATCH as a Housing Counseling Agency after a stringent application process in the spring of 2004. In 2005, HUD presented CATCH with a certificate of appreciation, calling the Home Buyer Education Center “the star home counseling agency in New England.”
NeighborWorks America, a national network of community-based organizations that works to create healthy neighborhoods, chartered CATCH as a new member in 1999. CATCH was the only organization accepted for membership by NeighborWorks America out of 24 New England applicants that year. In addition to their significant financial support for CATCH, NeighborWorks America also provides invaluable technical assistance training for CATCH staff, board members, residents and other volunteers.
The Corporate Fund, a collaboration among the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the state’s largest corporations, honored CATCH with its Walter J. Dunfey Award for Excellence in Management in 1995 and in 2014.
Fannie Mae recognized CATCH with its Maxwell Award of Excellence in 1993, citing the CATCH-sponsored East Side Village one of the six best affordable housing developments in the country that year.
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