Rochester, NH – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter will help kick-off the Neighborhood Stabilization Project in Rochester on Monday, March 1, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Rochester received $2.4 million dollars in 2009 from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The federal funding is made possible by the Passage of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. In the 110th Congress, Representative Shea-Porter was proud to help pass this important piece of legislation. The funding will allow the City of Rochester, in Coordination with the Housing Partnership, to purchase and rehabilitate foreclosed or abandoned properties. Three properties have already been purchased, and construction will start this spring. Congresswoman Shea-Porter will tour the property at 65 Lafayette Street.