Link to August 1 VAWA Training Now Available

Link to August 1 VAWA Training Now Available

You can now watch the archived Multifamily Housing VAWA broadcasts on YouTube –


Both the August 1 and July 26 training slides are available here.


Seeking Public Comment on Revised VAWA Forms


HUD has posted a 60-day Federal Register notice, seeking public comments on our Information Collection package for the four VAWA forms issued with the VAWA final rule (forms 5380, 5381, 5382, and 5383). HUD proposed revisions to each of the forms and they are part of the 60-day notice.  You may submit comments online on the proposed changes.  These forms are published for comment only.  The forms are not final and should not be used at this time. The 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Implementation of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 is available here.

A Senior Housing Project & The Centerpiece to Revitalizing a Distressed Neighborhood

* Notre Dame received the 2015 New Hampshire Preservation Alliance Achievement award.

In December 2014, AHEAD celebrated the completion of Notre Dame Apartments, a 33 unit low income housing project for seniors in Berlin, NH, culminating a community-driven effort to rehabilitate the historic Notre Dame School.

AHEAD is proud of this effort, which is important not only as a senior housing project, but also as the centerpiece to revitalizing a distressed neighborhood. A group of Notre Dame alumni formed the “Project Rescue” group in 2003 to save the building, which had been vacant for many years and suffered damage from arson. The City of Berlin, working with the Environmental Protection Agency, spent more than $800,000 to remove hazardous materials from the site prior to the building’s restoration.

AHEAD took over development of the project in January 2013. The project’s $7.8 million fund package included 9% tax credits, a federal historic tax credit, grants from CDBG, Neighborworks, HOME, NH Housing Greener Homes, AHP, as well as financing from Bank of NH.

The facility is Energy Star certified. It is heated and cooled using air-source heat pumps powered by 4 Okofen wood pellet boilers.