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Former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Regional Administrator David Tille Joins Harbor Care as the Director of Veteran Services

Nashua, NH – Harbor Care, one of the state’s largest providers of supports for veterans experiencing homelessness and a leader in integrated care, has hired for a new vital position, continuing its investment in housing, services, and outreach as it seeks to end veteran homelessness statewide.

20170926-David-Tille-Official-PortraitFormer U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator David Tille has joined Harbor Care as the director of veteran services. At HUD, Tille was responsible for overseeing six states in HUD’s New England Region and worked closely with Congress, municipalities, and other stakeholders to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes. He led HUD efforts both regionally and nationally around ending veteran homelessness, focusing on building partnerships with local, state and federal officials, and veteran leaders. 

Before serving at HUD, Tille was the Northeast regional director of the Job Creators Network, a nonpartisan business organization that partners with chambers of commerce, associations and universities around government policies’ impact on economic growth.With an extensive background in public service which includes serving as a senior staff member to three Members of Congress, Tille’s background also includes experience in non-profit and consulting organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a focus in Economics, International Administration, and Political Science; and is an Army Veteran, certified as a Russian linguist by the Defense Language Institute, and later serving as a public affairs specialist in the New Hampshire National Guard. 

Tille will lead Harbor Care’s Veterans FIRST programming, serving approximately 450 veterans and their families throughout the state each year. Following a “Housing First” model of care to provide veterans with a unique mix of “veterans helping veterans” housing, employment services, and supportive services, Harbor Care empowers veterans to follow a pathway to success. With five dedicated facilities in Nashua, Manchester, Plymouth, and Claremont, as well as a statewide homeless prevention assistance and rapid rehousing program for at-risk veteran households, Harbor Care is determined to see an effective end to veteran homelessness in the Granite State, a feat it helped achieve and maintain in Nashua for more than four years.

Tille has an extensive background creating sustainable housing and employment opportunities, and also brings his lived experiences to the position, stating, “I have long admired Harbor Care’s outstanding work supporting our veterans most in need and I am excited to join the Veterans FIRST Harbor Care team.  Harbor Care has been a leader in ending homelessness for more than 40 years, and is at the forefront of efforts to end homelessness among our veterans in the Granite State. Working together with our partners, I have no doubt we will effectively end veteran homelessness across New Hampshire.” 

Peter Kelleher, CEO and President of Harbor Care, stated, “David brings an enormous wealth of knowledge and skills to Harbor Care, and his commitment to ending homelessness among veterans is evident through his prior work. NH is very close to effectively ending veteran homelessness; it is a tangible goal achievable within months, rather than years. When it comes to the challenge of ending homelessness among veterans statewide, there is no other more qualified person to lead this effort. Harbor Care is proud to be on the forefront of this issue, and with David in the driver’s seat, I am confident we will see incredible results.”

Harbor Care is NH’s largest provider of housing and supportive services for veterans experiencing homelessness in New Hampshire. The organization serves approximately 5,000 of New Hampshire’s most vulnerable community members, including veterans, through an array of supportive housing, behavioral health, primary and oral health care, employment, HIV/AIDS services, and home health programs.

Harbor Care takes a holistic and integrated approach to community care which recognizes that individuality, dignity, good health and wellness, self-respect and a safe place to live are key to a person’s ability to contribute to society. To learn more about the work Harbor Care does in NH communities, visit harborcarenh.org

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The Partnership for Successful Living is now Harbor Care, the new shared name and brand of Harbor Homes, Keystone Hall, Harbor Care Health and Wellness Center, Healthy at Home and Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force. We have built success through innovation, collaboration and an unwavering commitment to our most vulnerable community members. Over the next months, we will continue our journey and become Harbor Care, a recognition of our roots, and a glimpse of where we are heading. Learn more at harborcarenh.org.