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About Us

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to educate and engage communities and municipalities to advance diverse housing options.
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Auburn

Atkinson

Barrington

Brentwood

Candia

Chester

Danville

Deerfield

Derry

Dover

Durham

East Kingston

Epping

Exeter

Farmington

Fremont

Greenland

Hampstead

Hampton

Hampton Falls

Hudson

Kensington

Kingston

Lee

Litchfield

Londonderry

Madbury

Merrimack

Milton

Nashua

Newington

New Castle

Newfields

Newmarket

Newton

Northwood

Nottingham

North Hampton

Pelham

Plaistow

Portsmouth

Raymond

Rochester

Rollinsford

Rye

Sandown

Seabrook

South Hampton

Somersworth

Salem

Stafford

Stratham

Windham

WHAT WE DO

Education 

We educate municipal staff, elected officials, local leaders, members of the business community, and the general public through presentations, conferences, webinars, charrettes and more.

Technical Assistance

We equip policy makers, planners, and citizens with the tools they need to craft and revise local ordinances and regulations to remove barriers and encourage diverse housing options.

Advocacy & Engagement

We work with community and business groups to empower advocates, bring new voices to the housing discussion, and promote beneficial legislation at the state level.

Messaging

We seek to change the conversation about housing in order to create a future where there is widespread appreciation of the importance of affordable housing.

WHY WE DO IT

We envision an ample supply of affordable, desirable housing throughout the seacoast region of New Hampshire, providing opportunities for members of the workforce, including our teachers, firefighters, police officers, small business owners, artists, chefs, caregivers, bankers, and all families and individuals, to put down roots and create a more diverse and equitable community that benefits us all.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Lindsay Sonnett

Co-Chair

Realtor, Nonprofit Consultant

Lindsay Sonnett Real Estate

Term expires 12/2024

Michael Castagna

Co-Chair

Principal

Castagna Consulting Group

Term expires 12/2024

Ryan Pope

Vice Chair

Housing Navigator

City of Dover

Term expires 06/2024

Carrie DiGeorge

Treasurer

Housing Development and Revitalization Director

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County

Term expires 08/2025

Michael Behrendt

Secretary

Town Planner

Town of Durham, NH

Term expires 12/2025

Bart McDonough

Director of Planning and Community Development

Town of Newmarket 

Term expires 03/2026

Jen Kimball

REDC Representative to the Board

CEDS Planner

REDC

Adam Causey

Long-Range Planning Director

Town of Falmouth (ME)

Term expires 09/2025

Sarah Tatarczuk

Development Officer

Portland Housing Authority

Term Expires 10/2026

James Burdin

Business Development Coordinator

City of Dover

Term Expires 12/2026

STAFF

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Nick Taylor
Executive Director

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Nick Taylor has served as the Executive Director of the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast since January 2022. Nick has an extensive advocacy, policy, and campaign background. He previously served as the Policy Director in the New Hampshire State Senate, worked on state and federal advocacy campaigns, and ran state legislative and statewide political campaigns.  

With a deep understanding of the relationship between housing and the economy, Nick appreciates the complexity of solving our housing crisis. Nick recognizes the value of leveraging a good story, building strong relationships, and growing grassroots movements from the ground up. 

Nick has a Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College in New York, where he studied public policy, history, and legal studies. Nick lives in Manchester and, in his free time, you can find him exploring the state’s great craft breweries and local restaurants.

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Taylor Cray
Housing
Navigator 

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Taylor Cray joined the Workforce Housing Coalition of Greater Seacoast in April of 2024 as the organization’s first Housing Navigator. Prior to this, Taylor worked in the Advocacy Department at Preble Street, an organization that focuses on assisting individuals who are struggling with housing insecurity and homelessness. 

 

With a background in community organizing and public policy, Taylor is dedicated to exploring the many nuances and perspectives of the housing crisis and is excited to begin working with communities to find solutions that work for them. 

 

Taylor holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and a Master of Arts in Global Policy, both from the University of Maine at Orono. Taylor lives in Portland, Maine, and can most often be found running, rock climbing, or attempting to grow vegetables in the raised-bed gardens near her apartment.

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