5th Annual Housing We Need Stakeholder Forum

December 9, 2022 | Saint Anselm Campus

Please join us on Friday, December 9th, for “NowWhatNH: Local Land Use Boards and Vibrant Communities,” the fifth annual Housing We Need Stakeholder Forum. Local land use boards throughout New Hampshire do extremely important work in shaping their communities, but struggle to attract volunteers. This event will feature the introduction of a major collaborative project to help bring interest, support, and greater diversity to New Hampshire’ planning and zoning boards. In addition, there will be a legislative update, roundtable discussion, panel discussion (see panelists below), and the annual Home Matters Awards from Housing Action NH.

This is an invitation only event. If you did not receive an invitation but are interested in attending, please email ethics@anselm.edu.

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8:30 am Participant Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am Welcome

9:15 am Progress of the Zoning Atlas; Flashback to 2021’s Featured Presentation by Sara Bronin: Jason Sorens, Director of Research and Education, Center for Ethics in Society

9:30 am Legislative Update and Review of Progress: Elissa Margolin, Director, Housing Action NH; Ben Frost, Chief Legal Officer & Deputy Executive Director, New Hampshire Housing

9:45 am The NowWhatNH Concept: Sarah Marchant, New Hampshire Community Loan Fund; Molly Lunn Owen, Executive Director, 603 Forward; Nick Taylor, Executive Director, Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast

10:15 Break

10:30 am Facilitated Roundtable Discussion 

11:15 pm Reporting Out

11:50 pm Lunch and Panel Discussion: Donna Benton, AICP, Director of Planning and Community Development, City of Dover; Margaret Byrnes, Executive Director, NH Municipal Association; Jen Czysz, Executive Director, Strafford Regional Planning Commission; Anthony Poore, President/CEO, New Hampshire Center for Justice & Equity; Will Stewart, Executive Director, Stay Work Play

1:00 pm Lunch and Home Matters Awards from Housing Action NH

1:20 pm Closing Remarks: Dr. Max Latona


Housing Action NH

December 9, 2022 from 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

NHIOP Auditorium