Getting More Homes Built Incrementally Focus of March 3 Conference

February 24, 2020

Getting more homes built in New Hampshire communities through incremental development is the focus of New Hampshire Housing’s 2020 Homeownership Conference on Tuesday, March 3 from 8 AM – 12:30 PM at the Manchester Country Club.

To develop the different types of housing our state’s residents need, it will take different solutions to create that range. Incremental development via small-scale real estate development projects is one proven tactic. JOHN ANDERSON, the conference’s keynote speaker, has extensive national experience in delivering complex projects from design to construction.

As a founding member of the Incremental Development Alliance, Anderson has over 30 years of experience in design and development. Anderson and the Alliance staff provide training to small developers, with the goal of enabling thousands of small (1-3 story) development projects. They focus on working with communities on infill development. This fall, New Hampshire Housing will offer workshops on incremental development, as well as a boot camp for small developers to be held in early 2021.

Just how many housing units does our state need to satisfy demand and sustain our economic growth? RUSS THIBEAULT, president of Applied Economic Research, will discuss his housing needs assessment report which will be released this spring.

A discussion on housing production will include:

  • RACHEL EAMES, Owner/Broker, Eames Realty Services
  • JEN HOPKINS, Director, Single Family Housing, New Hampshire Community Loan Fund
  • JAMES GALLAGHER, SVP, Commercial Lending, Merrimack County Savings Bank

Additionally, the New Hampshire Housing Top Lenders will be recognized at the conference.

New Hampshire Housing’s annual half-day homeownership conference is an opportunity for leaders, policymakers, lenders, real-estate professionals, home builders and advocates to discuss the challenges facing homeownership, as well as solutions and best practices. Registration is $35 and includes a full breakfast and parking. To register, visit

About New Hampshire Housing: As a self-supporting public corporation, New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority promotes, finances and supports affordable housing. NHHFA operates a number of rental and homeownership programs designed to assist low- and moderate-income persons with obtaining affordable housing. Since its inception, NHHFA has helped more than 46,000 families purchase their own homes and has been instrumental in financing the creation of almost 15,000 multi-family housing units.   |  #NHHFAHousing  |  Facebook @NewHampshireHousing  |  Twitter @NHHFA