Archive for the ‘Workforce Housing’ Category

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.

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.

Workforce Housing Challenge Killed

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.