Affordable-housing resources

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General information

NH Housing (NNH) / New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA)
Extensive data and analyses about the NH housing market, including affordable rental housing and development, and NHHFA’s own subsidized financing programs.

NH Association of Realtors
Data and analyses about the NH housing market.

The Carsey Institute
Data and analysis of housing issues and community development finance.

Housing Assistance Council
Information and analyses of rural housing issues.

Joint Center for Housing Studies
Data and analysis of national housing issues.

KnowledgePlex
Comprehensive information about all aspects of affordable-housing development, housing markets, land-use planning, economic revitalization and related topics.

Publications

The State of the Nation’s Housing
A wealth of information about the affordability of housing in America, published annually by The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University.

Rural Voices
A journal containing information and feature articles about housing issues affecting rural America, published quarterly by The Housing Assistance Council.

Housing Policy Debates
A scholarly journal of current research published quarterly by Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Affordable housing advocacy

Housing Action NH
Advocates for increased funding and supports policies that increase the supply of affordable housing in New Hampshire.

Community land trusts

National Community Land Trust Network

Burlington Associates

Green building

Build Green NH
Comprehensive information about national green building standards

The Jordan Institute
A NH-based nonprofit organization that provides technical assistance for reducing energy use in public and private buildings.

Publications

Incremental Costs, Measurable Savings: Enterprise Green Communities Criteria
The Enterprise Foundation’s detailed analysis of incremental costs and savings from various green building practices.

Land use planning

NH Growth and Development Roundtable
NH-based nonprofit organization that fosters collaboration between affordable housing advocates and conservation advocates.

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
A Boston-based nonprofit organization whose research and education are widely respected both nationally and internationally.

State and federal offices

NH General Court Portal to the NH Legislature

NH Congressional delegation

NH Housing

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
- NH Field Office

USDA Rural Development 

Sustainable development

The Carsey Institute
National and regional policy research on a variety of issues, including sustainable community development.

Partnership for Sustainable Communities
Information on land use policies and development practices that encourage environmentally efficient development, reduce sprawl, offer housing and economic opportunity and support neighborhood revitalization.

Sustainable Development Partnerships
A government Web site that provides information on collaborations among governments, the private sector and civil society to foster partnerships promoting economic growth, social development and environmental stewardship.

Workforce housing in New Hampshire

NH Housing research library