Accessory Dwelling Units
The New Hampshire Accessory Dwelling Units statute (RSA 674:71-73) became law on June 1, 2017. The intent of the law is to expand the supply of housing in New Hampshire communities without further land development, as well as to encourage efficient use of existing housing stock and infrastructure, and provide an affordable housing option in communities. The statute defines accessory dwelling units (ADUs) as residential living units that are within or attached to a single family dwelling, and provide independent living facilities for one or more persons.
Download the new publication, Accessory Dwelling Units in New Hampshire: A Guide for Municipalities (1/17/18)
Request for Proposals for
ADU Guide for Homeowners
New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority is soliciting proposals from qualified individuals or companies to research, develop and write a new NHHFA publication, Accessory Dwelling Units in New Hampshire: A Guide for Homeowners. Proposals are due January 31, 2018 at 4 PM. Download the RFP here.
Contact William R. Guinther at 603-310-9269 or email@example.com with questions about the RFP.
- NH Office of Strategic Initiatives ADU Information Resources (website)
- The New Law on Accessory Dwelling Units (New Hampshire Municipal Association)
- Fair Housing Enforcement - Occupancy Standards; Notice of Statement of Policy/Keating Memo (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)
- Understanding the New Accessory Dwelling Unit Law (from New Hampshire Municipal Association's Municipal Law Lecture by Benjamin Frost, Esq.)
- New Hampshire Housing's Overview of ADU Law (PDF of PowerPoint)