City Hall

Manchester organization seeks solution for a persistent, intractable issue

Others see the affordable housing crisis as directly affecting their stability even as they work and volunteer within New Hampshire communities. Briefly looking at three of those populations who might not be thought of as being affected by housing insecurity and the lack of affordable housing might help explain why the housing crisis leaves many on the outside looking in. These three groups are those with intellectual or developmental disabilities (ID/DD), those with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and abuse survivors attempting to flee their abusers. READ MORE

Around Town

Q&A with community development advocate Woullard Lett

“The ax forgets; the tree remembers” is an African proverb Woullard Lett holds close. The past president of the Manchester branch of the NAACP, who is now also active with the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA), bristles at language such as “us” and “them.” He questions axes flailing at hateful symbols and symptoms when it is America’s oft-anguished tree that must be healed and made strong by and for all of us. READ MORE