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Homeless Memorial Day 2015 Vigils

Sunday, December 20

Manchester: 12 noon at 1269 Café, 123 Hanover Street
Contact: Craig Chevalier, cachevalier@consumerprofilesinc.com

Monday, December 21

Concord: 4 pm in front of the State House
Contact:  Maggie Fogarty, AFSC, mfogarty@afsc.org

Peterborough: 4:30 pm Peterborough Town Hall
Contact:  Susan Howard, Program Manager, Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter, mats.peterborough@gmail.com

Lebanon: 5 pm, Tri-County CAP, 57 Mechanic Street, Ste G0-1
Contact:  Dianne Munson (603) 443-6150 or Angel Hudson, angelhudson82@gmail.com

Keene: 5 pm, Central Square
Contact:  Mindy Cambiar, mcambiar@hundrednightsinc.org

Portsmouth: 5:30 pm, Market Square
Contact:  Jessica Parker, Crossroads House, j.parker@crossroadshouse.org

Laconia: 5:30 pm, Veterans Park
Contact: Len Campbell, NH Catholic Charities, lcampbell@nh-cc.org

Newport: 6 pm, On the Common
Contact:  Alice Roberts, aliceandruss@comcast.net

Tuesday, December 22

Nashua: 5 pm, Main St. Methodist Church (corner of Temple & Main Streets)
Contact:  Eileen Brady, Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter, eileen@nsks.org

 Scheduled as of 12/11/15

Housing Matters Workgroup Meets Jan. 14

Housing Action NH hosts a monthly meeting for members interested in learning, connecting and sharing with a network of advocates united around affordable housing and homelessness policy. These meetings are open to any interested Housing Action NH member.

Our next meeting takes place Friday, January 14, 10-11:30 AM in Concord.

Please contact Membership Coordinator Laurel Redden for location details or to receive meeting notices at laurel@housingactionnh.org.

Last Day to Register Dec. 1!

New England Housing Network Annual Conference
Friday, December 4
Sheraton Needham Hotel, Needham, MA 

Join New Hampshire advocates at this annual event! National housing advocates reflect on what has happened over the last two decades, and what we can do to shape policy and funding going forward.  The format provides opportunities to interact with the advocates and other conference attendees, learn more about key areas for change through in-depth workshops, and help chart a course for future actions of the New England Housing Network.
Click here for more information, including list of speakers and registration. More about the New England Network here.

Mark your calendar: Housing Matters Workgroup Nov. 13

Housing Action NH hosts a monthly meeting for members interested in learning, connecting and sharing with a network of advocates united around affordable housing and homelessness policy. These meetings are open to any interested Housing Action NH member.

Our next meeting takes place Friday, November 13, 10-11:30 AM in Concord.

Please contact Membership Coordinator Laurel Redden for location details or to receive meeting notices at laurel@housingactionnh.org.

Register for Fall Housing & Homelessness Conferences

OCTOBER 16: New Hampshire Housing Summit, 8 am – 4 pm, St. Anselm College Institute of Politics. Sponsored by J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families.  Free.

OCTOBER 27: NH Healthy Homes Conference, 7:30 am – 4 pm, Grappone Center, Concord. Keynote speaker Murray Banks, Ellen Tohn, Tohn Environmental Strategies LLC & Mary Jean Brown, Chief, Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch at the Centers for Disease Control. Sessions on Drug Paraphernalia, Preventing Mold in Your Home, One Touch, Home Fire Safety, Bedbugs, Safety for Home Visitors, and Meth Labs. $50 registration.

OCTOBER 28: Economic & Housing Market Update, 8 am – 12:15 pm, Radisson Hotel, Manchester. Speakers: Luke Tate, Senior Policy Advisor, White House Domestic Policy Council and Chris Estes, President and CEO of the National Housing Conference. Panel on How the Market is Responding to Forecasted Demographic Changes; optional afternoon training on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing. First of NH Housing’s 2015-2016 Statewide Housing Conference Series. $55 registration.

DECEMBER 4: New England Network Annual Conference, Sheraton Needham Hotel, Needham, MA. New format: national advocates present their thoughts “in the round” and hold “office hours” to address your specific questions. Click here for more information, including list of speakers. Registration and more details to come.

More about the New England Network here.

NH Conference on Homelessness

Monday, September 28

Grappone Conference Center, Concord

Housing Action NH is pleased to provide a breakout at this year’s conference entitled “Policy Matters: Stepping Up to Advocacy.”

Click here to view and download the full program, including more details on workshops, keynote and registration form.

BIA of NH Housing Forum 

Friday, September 11

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Radisson Hotel, Manchester

Luncheon and panel discussion on housing in NH. Topics include: the impact of housing on hiring; how the cost and availability of housing affects young working professionals’ decisions on where to locate; examples of ways housing advocates and the business community are working together to improve housing availability and affordability; what’s happening at the local and regional level to plan for new housing starts; and a 30,000-foot review of housing challenges in the Granite State. The forum is sponsored by New Hampshire Housing, and in partnership with Housing Action NH and the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast. Find more details and registration here.

Housing Summit

Friday, October 16

8 am – 4 pm

New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College

Hosted by the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families and the Bipartisan Policy Center. More information will be available at the Foundation’s site.

Housing Matters Workgroup Meets in September

The Housing Matters Workgroup convenes monthly to learn, connect and share with a network of advocates united around affordable housing and ending homelessness in New Hampshire. Meetings are held in Concord. These meetings are open to any interested Housing Action NH member. Our next meeting will be held in September.

Please contact Housing Action NH’s Membership Coordinator for details about Housing Matters Workgroup or to receive meeting notices at laurel@housingactionnh.org.

 

HOME MATTERS IN NH WEEK MAY 25-29, 2015

Governor Hassan has proclaimed Home Matters in NH Week, and Housing Action NH is calling on our members and supporters to help us celebrate and harness the power of a week dedicated to the issue of affordable housing.

Each day this week, we’ll highlight different challenges to NH’s economy, workforce and residents when not enough affordable housing is available, and how state and Federal policy solutions can help increase the supply.

Click here to read our new Home Matters in NH report, which includes profiles of people whose lives are made better with homes they can afford.

Click here for essential data, facts and policy solutions you can use to learn and talk about why more affordable housing is needed in NH and how to get there.