What is affordable, workforce housing? – common definitions of “affordability” by housing type in the Portsmouth-Rochester MSA and what typical low and moderate-income households can afford…Open .pdf
HOUSING AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA
NH Housing Data - demographic and various housing data for the towns, counties, Regional Planning Commission, Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), and Labor Market Areas (LMAs) as well as statewide... Read more.
NH Housing Studies - research studies on various aspects of NH's housing market. Includes reports examining the connections between school enrollment and new housing development in New Hampshire... Read more.
ME State Housing Authority - data sheets detailing rental and home ownership facts by state, congressional district, county, and housing markets... Read more.
Rockingham Planning Commission Regional Housing Needs Assessment- an excerpt from Housing Chapter – Regional Master Plan (Oct. 2008)... Read more.
Strafford Regional Planning Commission Regional Housing Needs Assessment - an evaluation of existing housing and an assessment of projected housing needs (Dec. 2009)... Read more.
EDUCATIONAL AND HOW-TO RESOURCES
Reality Check - a fact sheet that discharges many common myths about workforce housing... Open .pdf
Workforce Housing: What Can Be Done? - how a broad range of individuals, organizations and public officials can become engaged in efforts to change attitudes towards housing development...Open .pdf
Improving Local Housing Policies
Affordable Housing 101 – Seven Steps to Developing Affordable Housing in Your Town: Lessons Learned in Southern Maine and Seacoast New Hampshire... Open .pdf
Creating a Housing Commission - Housing Commissions: A New Voice for Housing in Your Community... Open .pdf
Housing Solutions Handbook – a complete guide to planning tools and techniques that can be employed at the local level and examples of successful efforts... Read more...
Housing Tool Kit – brief definitions of municipally-sponsored opportunities to increase the supply of workforce housing… Open .pdf
Bellamy Mill - a former mill building along the Bellamy River in Dover NH converted into workforce housing rental apartments...Open .pdf
The Housing Partnership - a nonprofit agency providing housing to workers in twelve NH and ME communities...Open .pdf
Pepperidge Woods - a manufactured housing development in Barrington NH...Open .pdf
Watson Woods - a development in Exeter NH that utilized an ordinance allowing for greater density when workforce housing is included...Open .pdf
NEW HAMPSHIRE'S WORKFORCE HOUSING LAW
What Does the Workforce Housing Law Mean? - the law in simple terms...Open .pdf
Workforce Housing Statute (NH RSA 674: 58-61) - State of NH General Court, Title LXIV Planning and Zoning, Chapter 674, Local Land Use Planning and Regulatory Powers, Master Plan Section 674. Scroll down to section 58-61.... Read more.
2013 Workforce Housing Purchase and Rent Limits - an update to information that New Hampshire Housing provided to the Legislature in 2008 as it deliberated on the Workforce Housing statute.... Open .pdf
HUD Fair Market Rent Area Definitions in New Hampshire - components of HUD Fair Market Rent Areas in NH... Open .pdf
Meeting the Workforce Housing Challenge - a complete guidebook and quick reference guide to help local land use boards to address the requirements of the statute and shape future growth consistent with their vision for dynamic, healthy communities... Read more.
NH Municipalities by Metro and Non-Metro County Areas - NH Municipalities by HUD Fair Market Rent Area... Open .pdf
Progress In Workforce Housing - a report on the implementation of the New Hampshire Workforce Housing Law... Read more.
NH Housing Subsidy Retention Model - two versions of a model ordinance for long term affordability of ownership housing... Read more.
Workforce in New Hampshire: Today, Tomorrow, or Always? - materials from WHC's Preserving Long-term Affordability seminar held Sept. 2010... Open .pdf.
ABOUT THE WORKFORCE HOUSING COALITION
2011 - 2012 WHC Annual Report - another year of growth and opportunity ...The pages of this booklet are filled with images of our many volunteers helping us achieve our mission... We are indebted to our volunteers and our funders, including our growing list of individual and corporate members. Thank you!... Open .pdf
WHC Strategic Plan - A visual representation of our supporters, activities, key strategies, performance measures and priority outcomes.... Open .pdf