Keene Housing (KH) provides and advocates for affordable housing and supportive services that strengthen and empower low and moderate-income households in Monadnock region. Established in 1965, KH participates in HUD’s Moving to Work. They help low-income residents live and thrive in vibrant, high quality, affordable housing and strive to reduce the financial risks associated with energy expenses as well as the environmental impact of energy consumption. Self-sufficiency and resident services are central to their operational goals as are forward-thinking program designs, strategic partnerships, thoughtful development and an unwavering dedication to their mission. KH’s aim is to be at the forefront of the energy efficiency field in New Hampshire, leading other organizations by example, with a long term goal of reaching a larger number of people in need.
As a Better Buildings Challenge Partner, Keene Housing is working to establish benchmarking baselines for all of its assets, develop scopes of work that are in line with their capital planning needs that achieve reductions in energy intensity, pursue ENERGY STAR® certifications for their qualifying multifamily properties as well as their administrative headquarters and build relationships and strategic partnerships with local and state energy efficiency initiatives. Additional goals include identifying alternative energy funding opportunities, developing resident engagement programs to increase resident participation and writing a strategic energy plan that will direct the installation of comprehensive energy reduction measures over the next 10 years to ensure savings are met.