Archive for the ‘Events and Conferences’ Category

Register for New England Housing Network Federal Forum Dec. 16

Join colleagues from around the New England region at this half-day forum, hosted by the New England Housing Network*.

Friday, December 16
9 AM – 12 Noon
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 600 Atlantic Ave., Boston

What will the Trump Administration and Congress do about the unmet need for affordable housing in our country?  Hear predictions from national experts and reactions from New England speakers about what impact on our states.  We’ll also consider what we can do to encourage a robust federal affordable housing agenda in 2017.

Space is filling quickly and registration closes December 12 (or when full).

Click here for details, including national and regional speakers and panelists, and to register.

*Housing Action NH is the state partner for New Hampshire in the New England Housing Network.

October 2016 News & Legislative Update

Congress’ anticipated Continuing Resolution will fund federal housing and homeless programs at FY 2016 levels until December 9. At the state level, housing advocates are sharing the alarming data released in the annual Residential Rental Cost Survey indicating a severe shortage in the supply of affordable rental homes, generating workforce challenges and undermining economic recovery for New Hampshire families. Click here to read the October Update.

Economic and Housing Market Update Conference October 19

Registration is open for the annual Economic and Housing Market Update, sponsored by NH Housing.

The conference takes place Wednesday, October 19, 8 am – 12 pm, at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester.

Douglas Duncan, senior vice president and chief economist at Fannie Mae, will keynote. Click here for more details and registration.

 

Register for 2016 NH Conference on Homelessness

Thursday, September 29
Grappone Center, Concord

A day-long collaborative training sponsored by Belknap-Merrimack CAP, NH Housing, New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness, NH Department of Health and Human Services and the Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services.

Features keynotes from Lynda Coates and Juston McKinney. Morning and afternoon breakout workshop topics include youth and family homelessness, local welfare advocacy, update on Medicaid for supportive housing services from CSH, and breaking the cycle of addiction

Click here for full conference brochure and registration.

Register for BIA Forum on Workforce Housing

Friday, Sept. 9
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Radisson Hotel, Manchester

Sponsored by NH Housing, in partnership with Housing Action NH and the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast. Luncheon and panel discussion on housing challenges, the impact of housing on hiring, how cost and availability of housing affects young working professionals’ decisions on where to live, how housing advocates and businesses are working together to improve housing availability and affordability, and local and regional planning for new housing.

Panelists include:

  • Jessica Perry, Association Executive, Greater Manchester/Nashua Board of Realtors
  • Rebecca Perkins, Portsmouth City Council member and 603 Initiative board member
  • Stuart Arnett, President of the Arnett Development Group
  • Peter Throop, Director of the Peterborough Office of Community Development

Find more information on this luncheon event and registration here.

Summer 2016 News & Legislative Update Posted

A successful state legislative session closed with the signing of SB 533, appropriating $2 million to the Affordable Housing Fund for those with substance use disorders. Housing advocates were also pleased to see signs of progress at the federal level with the introduction of the Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act in the US Senate as well as a LIHTC expansion proposal. For details on these and other topics, as well as reports and events of interest to NH housing advocates, click here.

May 2016 News & Legislative Update

Advocacy for inclusion of recovery housing in the state’s response to the substance use disorder crisis remains a priority of Housing Action NH’s work at the state level. At the federal level, members of NH’s congressional delegation have been leading the way on necessary reforms to rural housing programs to protect affordable units and tenants.

Click here for an update on these and other housing and homelessness topics.

 

It’s Home Matters in NH Week April 11-15, 2016

Home Matters in NH Week is a time to celebrate the victories and strides we’ve made by working together to bridge the affordable housing gap and end homelessness in NH. It’s also a time to assess remaining challenges and barriers, and discuss promising new approaches to help ensure everyone in NH has a place to call home.

This week, we will present the Home Matters in NH Award in three separate categories: Legislators, Advocates, Media. All legislators and Housing Action NH members are invited to our 2016 Award Ceremony Wednesday, April 13, 8:30 AM at the Statehouse Cafeteria.

Please watch for more announcements in your email inbox, your Facebook and Twitter feeds (#HomeMattersinNH), and here on our website as we draw attention to this important topic this week!

 

Nominations Open for 2016 Home Matters in NH Award

Know a legislator or advocate who has significantly helped shape or advance public policies to grow NH’s supply of affordable housing and end homelessness? Know a member of the NH press who has done outstanding work covering NH’s housing and homelessness challenges or solutions to these issues?

Nominate them for our 2016 Home Matters in NH Award! Click here for a nomination form, and submit by Friday, March 11 to Laurel@housingactionnh.org

Then, mark your calendar to join us at the Award Ceremony, Wednesday, April 13, 8:30 am Statehouse Cafeteria. All Housing Action NH members and legislators are invited to join us!

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.