About Housing Action New Hampshire
Housing Action NH is a coalition of organizations and individual members united around a common vision that everyone benefits when all Granite Staters have a safe, decent, affordable place to call home.
Powered by its statewide member network, Housing Action NH fosters and coordinates alliances to advocate for strong public investments and policies that preserve and increase the supply of housing that is affordable to NH’s low income residents. We prioritize and engage our members to act on state and national housing policies to improve the local housing landscape and to end homelessness in New Hampshire.
Senators Carson, Lasky, Boutin, Soucy and Cataldo, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will soon decide how they will recommend House Bill 1409 to their colleagues when the bill is put to vote on the Senate floor. HB 1409 is a bill to prohibit discrimination against rental assistance voucher-holders and domestic violence survivors.
Housing Action NH asks for help from members and allies in reaching out to these Senators this week to urge them to recommend passage of the bill.
Our alert is posted here, and includes more background and contact info for these Senators.
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HB 1409, sponsored by Representative Long, would improve the state policy landscape in NH by ending discriminatory rental practices against people with Section 8 vouchers and victims of domestic violence. HB 1409 was amended and passed the House by a slim but bipartisan 147-141 vote, and now heads to the Senate. The official state Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing has found that discriminatory practices against voucher holders and victims of domestic violence challenge fair housing in New Hampshire. HB 1409 would expand NH’s anti-discrimination statute to address the issue.