Official website of the New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives.
OSI provides information, data and guidance to assist decision-makers on issues pertaining to development, land protection, energy use and community planning. We guide the state's future growth through public policy development, education, research, and partnership building. This site provides information on our many programs.
Announcements and Notices
March 25, 2019
Registration is now open for the 25th Annual Spring Planning and Zoning Conference on Saturday June 1, 2019. Please visit the conference website for additional information about the conference including the agenda and to register. Space is limited to the first 360 participants so please register early.
February 14, 2019
The Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) has published the 2018 editions of The Planning Board in New Hampshire: A Handbook for Local Officials and The Board of Adjustment in New Hampshire: A Handbook for Local Officials. The handbooks are designed to serve as an introduction to the organization, powers, duties and procedures of planning boards and zoning boards of adjustment in New Hampshire.
December 6, 2018
The Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) has published the 2017 edition of the annual housing supply report, Current Estimates and Trends in New Hampshire’s Housing Supply. The report shows residential building permits issued by New Hampshire's 234 communities through 2017. For a breakdown of housing permits issued through 2017 by county and municipality as well as analysis of the 2017 data see Current Estimates and Trends in New Hampshire’s Housing Supply: Update 2010 – 2017.
November 30, 2018
Pursuant to NH Chaptered Law 156:228 (2017), the Office of Strategic Initiatives has completed the study on the economic viability of electric renewable portfolio standard Class III biomass electric generation resources in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire Floodplain Management Program Publishes Updated Floodplain Management Model Ordinances
November 14, 2018
The NH Floodplain Management Program is pleased to announce the release of the State’s updated Model Floodplain Management Ordinances. In addition, an accompanying notes document for each ordinance and a companion Menu of Higher Floodplain Regulation Standards were developed. All of the documents can be found on OSI’s Regulations page.
November 12, 2018
The NH State Data Center, which works in collaboration with the U.S. Census Bureau to collect and disseminate data, has unveiled its 2020 Census web page. The 2020 Census page provides a timeline of key events leading up to the April 1, 2020 Census; available job opportunities at the Concord, NH 2020 Census field office, which is scheduled to open in February/March 2019; and information on how communities can form complete count committees.