Block Grant Program

KH administers the Community Development Block Grant Program for the City of Keene.

KH has prepared and administered all CDBG applications and projects for the City
of Keene since 1982. In addition, it has occasionally written and administered CDBG grants for Cheshire County.

KH projects have made Keene one of the most successful NH communities in obtaining CDBG funds:

  • $9 million in total CDBG funds
  • 5 housing projects
  • 13 social service projects
  • 9 economic development projects
  • 4 feasibility studies

Housing Projects

  • Part of the cost of Central Square Terrace elderly housing
  • Rehab loan program to private landlords and homeowners
  • Affordable housing projects for Cheshire Housing Trust
  • Rehabilitation of group homes, and transitional housing
  • The project now underway is a 19-unit rooming house

Social Service Projects

  • Construction of an infant-toddler center
  • Rehabilitation of Head Start center
  • Acquisition and rehabilitation of center for children under 3 with disabilities
  • Rehabilitation of Senior Center
  • Kitchen, dining room, and pantry for community kitchen
  • CAP Offices
  • The relocation of two brick buildings for use as elderly housing

Economic Development Projects

  • Improvements in Krif Road Industrial Park leading to construction of four manufacturing facilities
  • Improvements in Black Brook Corporate Park leading to construction of four manufacturing facilities
  • Construction of four manufacturing facilities totalling almost 100,000 square feet
  • Three loans to private companies for expansion
  • Rehabilitation of major downtown commercial/residential building