Left Picture: In 2007, this building located at 224 Spruce Street, Manchester, NH 03103 was an illegal 5 family dwelling.
Foreclosed on in 2008 and left empty, it was soon vandalized for the copper & aluminum within it and simply became a welcome mat for further illegal activity.
Right Picture: In 2009 The Way Home organization bought the house and land and made plans to rebuild and revitalize it.
Follow the progression from demolition to the brand new 3 family housing featuring 4 bedrooms per each apartment for larger families!
More pictures, plans and drawings can be viewed HERE.
DEMO DAY!!! After many months of planning, the building is finally being demolished! Cherokee Constructions from Goffstown was awarded the contract for the demo work.
Construction has begun! Funding has been provided by New Hampshire Housing Financing Authority and City of Manchester/Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) using Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Gary Chicoine Construction from Weare, NH was awarded the construction contract.
We finished building Spruce Keys in fall, 2010, and The Way Home was glad to host Governor Lynch, Mayor Gatsas, and many others for our ribbon-cutting event that October.
Three large families moved into Spruce Keys in November 2010, and they've been calling it "home" ever since!