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WAYS YOU CAN ADVOCATE FOR HOUSING 

RIGHT NOW

Call or email your State Representative, State Senator, or local elected official

Submit a letter to your town’s Planning Board, Council, or Select Board

Share your housing story in a letter to the editor, blog post, or social media post

Attend an event or rally

Find other advocates near you — there is strength in numbers

Connect with the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast today

OUR TIPS FOR TESTIFYING

AT A PUBLIC HEARING

  1.    Be Brief (stick to your key points) and avoid being repetitive

  2.    Submit written comments in advance of the meeting if possible

  3.    Be respectful

  4.    Avoid reading from a piece of paper — be personal and passionate and reflect on       your personal experience

  5.    Bring someone you know with you — there is strength in numbers

  6.    Adjust the microphone before you begin talking

  7.    Practice will make it easier, as will watching others deliver their testimony

  8.    Say “thank you”

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ADVICE FOR ADVOCATES

Here are some resources that will inform your advocacy:

If you’d like to host a Housing Advocacy Training, please reach out to Sarah Wrightsman at director@seacoastwhc.org.

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

We've created a Facebook group for workforce housing advocates in New Hampshire and Maine to share resources, ideas, creative solutions, and stories.

The Workforce Housing Coalition
of the Greater Seacoast

57 Main Street

Raymond, NH 03077

© 2020 Workforce Housing Coalition.

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