Regional Housing Needs Assessment
Housing is a hot issue. In NH and throughout the country, scarce available housing is putting a strain on working families and preventing businesses from recruiting and retaining workers. Impacts from the housing crisis are rippling through communities. In 2023, SWRPC completed a Southwest NH Regional Housing Needs Assessment that examined data, conducted analyses and collected feedback from regional stakeholders to identify and prioritize Southwest New Hampshire’s top housing issues and develop recommendations to address these issues as part of our Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA). This project was an in-depth look at the housing needs of our Region across all income levels. The RHNA contains tools, recommendations, and strategies for local and regional decision makers to address this problem in their communities, providing a foundation for change.
The Southwest NH Regional Housing Needs Assessment is currently available for public review and comment. The public comment period ends May 12, 2023 at 5 p.m. EST. Review the report here. The appendix is available here. Please send any comments directly to J. B. Mack of SWRPC staff at [email protected] or by writing to SWRPC at 37 Ashuelot Street, Keene, NH 03431.