WHAT IS WORKFORCE HOUSING?
Per NH RSA 674:58-61, workforce housing is rental housing affordable to households making up to 60 percent of the area median income and for-sale housing affordable to households making up to 100 percent of the median area income.
New Hampshire Municipalities by Metro and Non-Metro County Areas: HUD Fair Market Rent Area Definitions in New Hampshire
Current Purchase and Rent Limits
National Low Income Housing Coalition's annual Out of Reach Report (2021)
Get the Facts about Workforce Housing
Communities and Consequences II: Rebalancing New Hampshire's Human Ecology
Communities and Consequences: The Unbalancing of New Hampshire’s Human Ecology and What We Can Do About It
Housing and School Enrollment: An Expanded View
Housing and School Enrollment in New Hampshire: A Decade of Dramatic Change
Will More Kids in Town Raise the Local Tax Rate?
There Doesn’t Go the Neighborhood: Low-Income Housing Has No Impact on Nearby Home Values
Kol Peterson, ADU expert and author of Backdoor Revolution: The Definitive Guide to ADU Development, visited NH in the fall of 2018. Peterson, who has helped to catalyze the exponential growth of ADUs in Portland over the last decade through ADU advocacy, education, consulting, policy work, and entrepreneurship, discussed the process of designing and building an ADU, as well as considerations such as costs, financing, permitting, rental models, and more. This event was hosted in partnership with Portsmouth Smart Growth for the 21st Century (PS21) and the NH Housing Finance Authority.
Frameworks Institute: Piecing It Together: A Communications Playbook for Affordable Housing Advocates
Frameworks Institute: "You Don't Have to Live Here:" Why Housing Messages Are Backfiring and 10 Things We Can Do About It
“Not What, but Who, is Workforce Housing?”
by Sarah Wrightsman for Stay Work Play
Opening the Door: Faces of Portsmouth Housing”
by Rebecca Perkins Kwoka, Portsmouth City Councilor
"Opening the Door: Faces of Portsmouth Housing" is a series of profiles of individuals affected by the shortage of affordable and workforce housing in Portsmouth. These profiles should help to answer the question, who is workforce housing? "Opening the Door: Faces of Portsmouth Housing" originally ran in Seacoast Sunday during the summer of 2017.
UNH Cooperative Extension: Tools for Community Engagement
UNH Cooperative Extension: Community Engagement Planning Chart
Strong Towns: The 5 Immutable Laws of Affordable Housing
Strong Towns: 8 Things Your Town Can Do to Add More Housing
Housing Development and School Enrollment
Meeting the Workforce Housing Challenge: A Guidebook for New Hampshire Municipalities
Municipal Technical Assistance Grant (MTAG)
ANNUAL REPORTS (PDFS)