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Housing task force zeroes in on vacant and blighted properties to increase affordable rental units

High rents and low vacancy rates continue to plague New Hampshire’s rental housing market. The New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority recently released their New Hampshire Residential Cost Survey Report, which shows that vacancy rates in Hillsborough County remain low at 2.3 percent, a 5 percent rate is considered manageable. In Manchester, the median rent for a 2-bedroom apartment has risen from $1,406 in 2019 to $1,483 in 2020. READ MORE