Community

Missing Middle Housing: ‘Without an adequate supply of housing you can’t hire people to work at your business.’

New Hampshire is currently in the middle of a  housing crisis and people across the state are looking for potential solutions, including legislation.  NH Housing hosted a webinar on January 25 with Karen Parolek of Opticos Design which focused on the potential of Missing Middle Housing to address the state’s housing needs.  READ MORE

Around Town

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

Around Town

River at risk: Forest Society film explores vital need for Merrimack River conservation

Formed by the marriage of the mountain water of the Pemigewasset and the lake water of the Winnipesaukee Rivers, the Merrimack River winds its way 117 miles into Southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts and out into the Gulf of Maine. It is the fourth largest watershed in New England and covers more than 5,000 square miles of land that drains into the Merrimack River and its tributaries. Along the way it runs through the center of Manchester like an artery. READ MORE