"Invisible Walls" Series Brings Attention to Zoning in Manchester

By Christian Goodwin '22 | April 7, 2022

Written by Christian Goodwin '23, Communication major and Center for Ethics student intern.

The median price for a two bedroom apartment in Manchester has increased 58% over the last decade. Problems with the housing market in Manchester are due in large part to zoning regulations. The Granite State News Collaborative’s investigative series, Invisible Walls, discusses zoning practices in Manchester, NH and the lasting results. The series highlights, for instance, the history of redlining in Manchester and how it segregated the city by ethnicity and class. To read more about how zoning specifically affects Manchester residents and to hear real stories from people who are currently being affected by the housing crisis, click here.

A maze of invisible walls has divided Manchester since the 1920s, dictating what can be built where and, indirectly, where the city’s poorest residents can live. 

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