Archive for February, 2016

News & Legislative Update Feb. 2016

At the State House, Housing Action NH and our coalition members have been actively supporting the reauthorization of the NH Health Protection Program and advocating for supportive housing for those with substance use disorders.

Good news came from the Obama Administration, which just proposed unprecedented new funding to help end family homelessness. In Congress, housing advocates cheered the unanimous passage of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA). HOTMA contains important efficiencies for federal housing programs.

Click here to read our February 2016 Update for details on these topics and more.

ADUs Increase NH’s Housing Supply

SB146 diminishes barriers for homeowners seeking affordable housing options on their property through an attached ADU. If passed, it will help create critically needed housing, especially for:

– Seniors on fixed incomes or with health conditions
– People with disabilities
– Caregivers
– Young professionals

NH’s supply of rental housing has reached a crisis point, with a statewide vacancy rate of less than 2%, coupled with higher demand than ever.

The bill passed the Legislature and now awaits the Governor’s action. Her office can be reached at 271-2121 or by web form.