Choices For Independence Program (CFI)

At Laconia Housing our mission is to provide comprehensive housing and support services for people of need in order to promote and enhance a better way of life for the whole community. Our vision is to be an integral component of the Lakes Region Community by providing a peaceful, safe, and comfortable environment for all residents to live, work, and grow.

Laconia Housing is a property management company with a heart providing housing opportunities to more than 700 households through rental apartments and housing vouchers.


Laconia Housing is also a licensed home health care agency providing services under the Medicaid Choices for Independence (CFI) program to 30 households living at two Laconia Housing buildings.  And now we have expanded our program with two initiatives. 


The first initiative is to increase the number of CFI participants at our Sunrise Towers and Tavern Inn buildings by 50%.  The second initiative is to develop a new project next door to Sunrise Towers designed specifically to meet the needs of CFI clients.  Sunrise House offers 16 fully accessible units.  


Laconia Housing offers unique advantages to both the CFI client and to the CFI case management company that are not available in individual

CFI client’s homes. And, all this comes with services like theseCall for more information 603-737-2232.


The Choices For Independence Program (CFI) is available to NH seniors and adults with chronic illnesses who are eligible for Medicaid and medically qualify for the level of care provided. Contact us to see if you are eligible for the CFI Program, and a case manager will work with you to develop a care plan based on your individual needs.

The CFI client receives the following while still living independently:

  • Subsidized rent (client pays 30% of income to housing expense)

  • Opportunity for two meals per day, 365 days per year in a dining room setting

  • Housekeeping and laundry services

  • Personal care provided by Licensed Nursing Assistants

  • Medication management

  • Limited skilled nursing services

  • Emergency life line service

  • Medical transportation

  • Opportunities for socialization and other recreational activities

  • Resident service coordination (medical, personal, educational)


The case management company receives the following:

  • Convenience of multiple clients in one location

  • Supportive Housing Level 2

  • Detailed service coordination

  • On-site client contact for the case manager




To meet the growing demand for CFI services, Laconia Housing has several innovative programs including: 


  • Congregate Housing Services Program (CHSP) - direct support services (meals, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, personal care)

  • Home & Community Base Care (HCBC) – direct support services with nursing

  • Laconia Housing Home Health Agency - nursing services and personal care 

  • Senior Center in collaboration with Belknap-Merrimack Community Action Program (CAP)

For more information about Laconia Housing services, please contact:


Kim Smith
Telephone: 603-737-2228

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