Resources and Reading - New Hampshire
- They Made a Comic About Workforce Housing
New Hampshire Town and City, November/December 2012
By Michael McCrory
How can you explain workforce housing to people without losing them halfway through?" asked Anne Duncan Cooley, executive director of the Upper Valley Housing Coalition. Anne has worked for years as a housing advocate and developed many successful education and outreach programs for a broad range of audiences. She is also on the Orford's selectboard and encounters another set of challenges when she is working on municipal matters. "We have to be experts in everything, understand many issues, and clearly communicate the concepts to the public. I would greatly appreciate any help I can get communicating complicated issues to my constituents," she said. more...
- "Meeting the Workforce Housing Challenge"
New Hampshire Housing’s Workforce Housing Guidebook
- 2012 Workforce Housing Purchase and Rent Limits, RSA 674:58 - 61
This is an update to information that New Hampshire Housing provided to the Legislature in 2008 as it deliberated on the Workforce Housing statute. The purpose of this table is to assist municipalities in implementing the NH Workforce Housing statute, RSA 674:58 - 61. This analysis incorporates statutory requirements, and includes reasonable market assumptions for the targeted households’ income levels such as interest rate, downpayment, mortgage term, taxes, and insurance.
- Communities & Consequences
Communities & Consequences is a film about the human ecology of New Hampshire. It addresses the loss of New Hampshire's young people through the human stories of people that are living out the consequences of demographic imbalance. Correspondent Peter Francese travels throughout the state to talk to business owners, town officials, young professionals and active citizens about the causes and effects of a rapidly aging state. The film confronts and questions many long held myths that have heavily influenced local development decisions, including those of explosive population growth, the aging of New Hampshire as simply a natural trend, and the belief that families with children will increase property taxes.
- Municipal Approaches to the Requirement for Workforce Housing
Benjamin Frost, Esq., AICP, Director of Public Affairs, New Hampshire Housing, Presented at the 2008 Local Government Center Law Lecture Series.
- Workforce Housing Law
Text of the New Hampshire Workforce Housing law, Chapter 299 Laws of 2008 (SB 342), with a side-by-side plain language description. (See more resources at the NH Workforce Housing Council Document Center)
- Land Use Regulations in New Hampshire
Prepared for the New Hampshire Public Policy Alliance for Housing, Home Builders and Remodelers Association of New Hampshire, and New Hampshire Housing Financing Authority by Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, P.C., January, 2007.
- Fair Share Analysis
There is a variety of methodologies available to address the question of fair share. To overcome percieved flaws in traditional methodologies (importantly, that they can induce sprawl), New Hampshire Housing hired Bruce Mayberry to create a new methodology for use by the state’s RPCs and municipalities.
- A Home for Everyone: New Hampshire’s Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness
- Housing and School Enrollment in New Hampshire: An Expanded View
Prepared by Russ Thibault, President, Applied Economics Research, for NHHFA, May 2005.
- Deconstructing the Myths: Housing Development Versus School Costs
William Ray, NHHFA, as printed in Communities and Banking, Spring 2005.
- Housing New Hampshire’s Workforce
Prepared for the NH Workforce Housing Council by Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, P.C., March, 2005.
- Housing Solutions for New Hampshire Handbook
NH Housing Finance Authority (download full 7.5 mb file ), October 2004.
- New Hampshire Housing Needs Study
Prepared by Bruce Mayberry, for NHHFA, July 2003.
- Reducing Regulatory Barriers to Workforce Housing in New Hampshire
Report of the Legislative Commission pursuant to Chapter 262, Laws of 2001 (SB 21).
- Britton v. Chester, July 24, 1991
- Great Bridge Properties v. Ossipee
Strafford County Superior Court, Docket No.: 04-E-110, February 2005
- A Common Vision
The NH Growth & Development Roundtable (GDR), a group of leaders from several of NH's housing, conservation, municipal and business interests who meet together to foster a dialogue about the future of land use in the Granite State, is pleased to announce the release of a 12 minute video about their work entitled: A Common Vision. more...
- Creating a Local Advisory Commission on Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing
US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- Housing Commissions
Resources and Reading – National
What does Affordable and Workforce Housing Look Like in New Hampshire?
- "Economist touts affordable housing", by Dale Vincent, Union Leader Staff, November 2, 2004
- "Experts say middle-income NH workers locked out of housing market", by NORMA LOVE, The Associated Press, November 14, 2005 (appeared in the November 14, 2005, edition of the Union Leader)
- "Lebanon eyes more affordable housing", by Kristen Senz, Union Leader Staff, March 22, 2007
- "Age-Restricted Housing in New England"
By Peter Francese
Forty years ago President Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act prohibiting discrimination in housing based on a person’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or familial status (families with children). Although other federal laws prohibit age discrimination in employment, age discrimination was not addressed in the Fair Housing Act. more...
Affordable Housing Organizations
Examples of Local Regulations