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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 12/2021

Michael Castagna

Co-Chair

Principal

Castagna Consulting Group

Term expires 12/2021

Bart McDonough

Vice Chair

Town Planner

Town of Kittery 

Term expires 03/2023

Jill Peter

Treasurer

Chief Retail Credit Officer

Kennebunk Savings Bank

Term expires 12/2022

Michael Behrendt

Secretary

Town Planner

Town of Durham, NH

Term expires 12/2022

Ryan Pope

Vice President, Office Manager

Cambridge Trust

Term expires 06/2024

Tim Roache

RPC Representative to the Board

Executive Director

Rockingham Planning Commission

Laurel Adams

REDC Representative to the Board

President

REDC

Thomas House

Past President

Principal

T.H.A. Architects, L.L.C.

Term expires 12/2023

Thomas Howard

Director of Business Development

Stateside Construction

Term expires 03/2023

Jen Czysz

SRPC Representative to the Board

Executive Director

Strafford Regional Planning Commission

MEET THE TEAM

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Sarah Wrightsman

Executive Director

Sarah Wrightsman serves as executive director of the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast and housing planner for the Regional Economic Development Center.

Wrightsman was recently honored by Union Leader as a "40 Under Forty" in New Hampshire. Wrightsman was previously recognized as a "10 to Watch" winner by Catapult Seacoast and Seacoast Media Group, as well as Stay Work Play's 2018 Civic Leader of the Year. 

director@seacoastwhc.org

603-842-5682

 

 

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Luna Wrightsbun

Executive Assistant

As Executive Assistant at the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast, Luna's primary responsibilities including shredding documents, boosting morale, and livening up presentations. 

Luna is an expert in bunstruction management and assists the Executive Director with packet assembly and mailings. 

Luna was recently recognized for her work designing corrugated cardboard box homes. 

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