The Housing We Need: An Initiative of the Center for Ethics in Business and Governance

By Max Latona, CEBG Executive Director | February 7, 2019

Affordable housing bills infographic

On June 18, 2018, the Saint Anselm College Center for Ethics in Business and Governance (CEBG) convened a large and diverse group of stakeholders to discuss problems of housing availability and affordability in New Hampshire, and to start developing recommendations for solutions and action.

The group was divided into 16 roundtables, each of which held a moderated discussion on these issues using the Center’s CCLE dialogue values: communication, collaboration, listening, and empathy. Among the recommendations made were additional funding for New Hampshire’s Affordable Housing Fund, a statewide housing appeals board, and removal of local barriers to higher density housing.

New Hampshire’s legislature has responded to these and other voices by generating three bills that reflect these recommendations. Below are links to the bills online, with the text of the bill, information about sponsors, subcommittee hearing dates, etc.

More Funding for NH’s Affordable Housing Fund »
A Statewide Housing Appeals Board »
Commission to Study the Barriers to Higher Density Housing »

Feel free to directly contact your State Senator or Representative to voice your support.

Also available are an Executive Summary (PDF/53KB) of the roundtable event and a full list of priority recommendations (PDF/48KB).

If you are interested in participating in future Housing We Need Events, please contact the Center’s Executive Director, Max Latona.

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