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.
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.
HB 1297, the latest attempt to undermine the NH Workforce Housing Law, which had proposed requiring towns to receive approval by the local legislative body (i.e., town meeting or ballot) before applying for or accepting “workforce housing grants,” was killed on the House floor March 5. The Municipal and County Government Committee had unanimously recommended HB 1297 inexpedient to legislate,and the House adopted this recommendation without debate.