The Workforce Housing Coalition invites YOU to be part of the solution.
With the support of our members, we tackle the complex issues that contribute to our region’s limited housing options. We educate communities about the benefits of workforce housing -- apartments, condos and single-family homes that are affordable to people of modest means. And, we offer planners and developers advice on how to meet the need.
Since our inception in 2001, we’ve helped over 20 communities in the Greater Seacoast region of NH and ME improve their housing regulations. In turn, local developers have created over 200 new units of workforce housing. Become a member now! Online or by mail.
Why can't they be your neighbors?
The Greater Seacoast is one of the least affordable regions in the country. Many cannot afford to live in the communities in which they work, so they endure long commutes: it's harmful to the environment and limits time spent at family and volunteer activities. Some decide to leave the area, leaving employers who are unable to hire and retain the workers they need to sustain and grow their businesses.
Click on one of the images below to read how the lack of workforce housing has affected these individuals and their families.
Who needs workforce housing?
Those who take care of our children, our seniors and our communities. For example, teachers, health care workers, artists, municipal employees and the other workers who provide essential services - retail, service, manufacturing, and hospitality workers.
Community Builder Spotlight
THA Architects: Thomas A. House Understands the Seacoast
Not only did he grow up in the area, he has spent more than 26 years in the industry assisting his clients up and down the eastern seaboard from Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York and into the New England States of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. House is the founding Principal of the full service architectural firm, THA Architects, LLC, providing design and planning services located in Stratham, NH. Read more...
Community Builders Wanted!
New this year, we are offering an exciting new program. We invite you to join a distinguished group of supporters known as Community Builders. For an annual contribution of $1,000, Community Builders gain access to a wide array of valuable marketing opportunities, in addition to all the benefits of a WHC corporate membership. AND, once a month, we’ll run a feature story about one of our Community Builders in our email newsletter, social media outlets and right here on our web site. Contact us for more information.