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Housing Action NH
HANH advocates for increased funding and supports policies that increase the supply of affordable housing in New Hampshire.
NH Housing Research Library
Housing Awareness Program designed to educate municipalities about the need for and benefits of affordable housing.
The National Housing Conference
Washington-based nonprofit advocacy organizations whose Web sites offer a wealth of information on a wide range of affordable housing and related topics.
Magazine containing feature articles about affordable housing advocacy, published quarterly by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
E-letter of current events in Washington and at the state level relating to affordable housing, produced weekly by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
Child care and early education
New Hampshire Kids Count
Statewide nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of all children by advocating for public initiatives that make a real difference.
Early Learning NH
Nonprofit organization committed to ensuring that all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential by expanding access to affordable child care and quality early education.
NH Center for Public Policy Studies
Independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit that pursues data-based research on public policy matters, develops options, informs policy makers and advises them about choices for action.
NH Child Advocacy Network
coalition of state and local organizations working together for the well-being of New Hampshire’s kids. NH CAN Partners annually develop a legislative agenda focused on children’s health, safety, education and economic security, then advocate for the agenda, known as Priorities for New Hampshire’s Children, in the New Hampshire Legislature.
NH Legislature – NH General Court
New Hampshire House and Senate. Proposed or pending legislation, session calendars and journals and state laws (RSAs) can be found through this site.
Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
Develops and advocates for policies at the federal, state and local levels that improve the lives of people with low incomes.. In particular, CLASP uses careful research and analysis and effective advocacy to support policies that work to strengthen families and create pathways to education and work.
Nonprofit dedicated to expanding economic opportunity for low-income families and communities. CFED uses a “think-do-invest” approach grounded in community practice, public policy and private markets. See “Assets and Opportunity Scorecard” for state policies that support or hinder economic opportunity, and the Early Childhood Policy Brief.
Children’s Defense Fund
Provides a strong, effective and independent voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves.
Every Child Matters Education Fund
Nonprofit, non-partisan organization working to make children, youth, and families a national political priority.
National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
Promotes policies and partnerships to advance development and learning of all children and provides support to community Child Care Resource and Referral agencies. Provides training, resources, data collection and analysis, advocacy tools.
National Women’s Law Center
Works to make laws and public policies work for women and their families, with special attention given to the needs of low-earning women and their families. Provides current information on child care and early education policy issues. See “Developing America’s Potential: An Agenda for Affordable, High Quality Child Care.”
Opportunity Finance Network
National network of private financial intermediaries identifying and investing in opportunities to benefit low-income and low-wealth people in the U.S. OFN financing delivers both sound financial returns and real changes for people and communities.
Zero To Three
Nonprofit that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.
The State of Working America's Wealth, 2011: Through volatility and turmoil, the gap widens
Economic Policy Institute, March 2011
Study found that wealth from 2007 through 2009 declined 16% annually for the richest fifth of American households, but 25% annually for those in the bottom four-fifths of household wealth, and that many American families have yet to experience the full extent of the housing bust.
The Experience of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund in Mainstreaming of Acquisition Loans to Cooperative Manufactured Housing Communities
Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire, January 2009
Study found that the Community Loan Fund's introcution of loans to convert manufactured housing parks to resident-ownership, combined with the excellent performance of those loans, led mainstream financial institutions to adopt the product.