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

OUR MISSION

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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

Bart McDonough

Vice Chair

Director of Planning and Community Development

Town of Newmarket 

Term expires 03/2023

Michael Behrendt

Secretary

Town Planner

Town of Durham, NH

Term expires 12/2022

Michael Castagna

Co-Chair

Principal

Castagna Consulting Group

Term expires 12/2024

Jill Peter

Treasurer

Chief Retail Credit Officer

Kennebunk Savings Bank

Term expires 12/2022

Ryan Pope

Vice President, Office Manager

Cambridge Trust

Term expires 06/2024

Carrie DiGeorge

AVP, Community Relations Coordinator

Bangor Savings Bank

Term expires 08/2025

Jen Kimball

REDC Representative to the Board

CEDS Planner

REDC

Sarah Tatarczuk

RPC Representative to the Board

Regional Planner

Rockingham Planning Commission

Jen Czysz

SRPC Representative to the Board

Executive Director

Strafford Regional Planning Commission

STAFF

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Nick Taylor
Executive Director

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The Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast is pleased to introduce our new Executive Director, Nick Taylor! Nick brings extensive advocacy, policy, and campaign experience to the Coalition. 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’s familiarity with the legislative process in New Hampshire will serve him well when it’s time for the Coalition to testify in Concord! 

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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