Points of Interest
The Workforce Housing Coalition (WHC) hosted a two-day design Charrette in Berwick, Maine and a second in Barrington, New Hampshire. Charrettes are meant to envision what workforce housing opportunities there may be in those communities. Community members, property owners, and an all-volunteer design team comprised of housing professionals will work together to create a vision for what workforce housing could be developed.
The Berwick Charrette was held from October 14-16, 2015
The Barrington Charrette was held from October 21-23, 2015
We've Moved Our
Office - We are excited about our recent office
move to the McConnell Center in Dover New Hampshire. The
McConnell Center, the former Dover Middle School, is located
at 61 Locust Street in Downtown Dover.
Our new mailing address is:
Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast
The McConnell Center,Suite 302A, 61Locust Street,
Dover, New Hampshire 03820
Workforce Housing Advisory Committee - Earlier this year, we formed an Advisory Committee to provide perspective and programmatic guidance to our organization. We are seeking individuals who have knowledge, experience and/or interest in workforce housing and related topics to join the committee. The committee meets quarterly. Read more...
Opening Doors to Vibrant Communities
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 the images below to read how the lack of workforce housing has affected these individuals
and their families.
Who needs workforce housing?
Workforce housing provides homes for 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.
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.
Community Builder Spotlight
Community Builders Wanted!
We invite you to join a distinguished group of supporters known as Community Builders. For an annual contribution of $1,000.00, 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. Learn more - contact us.