New Grant Programs
NH Housing Finance Authority: Inclusionary Zoning Implementation Program (IZIP)
New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, recognizing an immediate need by municipalities in the state, has launched a new grant program to assist municipalities to address difficulties in creating and adopting local “inclusionary zoning” ordinances, regulations to encourage the development of affordable housing. Municipalities can apply for competitive funding. In addition to the grant funds, New Hampshire Housing will also provide grant recipients with technical assistance and communications strategies to help the public understand the need for affordable workforce housing.
New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority: Inclusionary Zoning Implementation Program (IZIP) has grants of up to $9000 for municipalities to develop and adopt inclusionary zoning ordinaces. http://www.nhhfa.org/rl_zoning.cfm
New Hampshire Housing and Conservation Planning Program
Office of Energy and Planning is administering the Housing and Conservation Planning Program (HCPP) that enables municipalities to obtain valuable financial and technical resources to help communities develop local plans. Municipalities often face conflicting pressures for managing growth: protecting the area’s natural resources and character, while meeting the housing needs of current and future residents. The Program will award technical assistance grants to interested communities.
Presentations & Documents
Download: SRPC Housing Assessment; PDF 6.5 MB 22pg; Dec 2009
The purpose of the regional housing needs assessment is to evaluate supply, demand, cost and affordability of housing within the Strafford Regional Planning Commission boundaries and to project the regional need for housing for all ages and income levels
Download: Regional Housing Needs Assessment: Toward Housing; PDF 238kb, 22pg; 10/30/2008
Download: NHHFA - NH Housing Needs Study; PDF 1MB 37pg;
Download: Affordable Housing Covenant; PDF 1mb 26pg;
Download: Pursuit to Permanent Affordable Housing ; PDF 476 kb, 13 pages;
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