Manufactured housing as a solution to the affordable housing crisis on the Seacoast

January 14, 2021

Virtual Event January 27 from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. 

Webinar hosted by the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast

The chronic lack of workforce housing along New Hampshire’s Seacoast affects the region’s businesses and municipalities, as well as working families and people with low and moderate incomes.

Yet one option that could help ease the housing squeeze, homeownership in resident-owned manufactured-home communities (ROCs), remains hidden in plain sight.

A free, online discussion, Manufactured Housing: A Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis on the Seacoast, will be held Wednesday, January 27 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Register for the webinar at The event will be recorded and posted online.

The webinar will feature speakers from the N.H. Community Loan Fund and New Hampshire Housing, as well as an opportunity for questions from attendees. It will be moderated by Sarah Wrightsman, Executive Director of the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast.

Tara Reardon, ROC-NH Director at the Community Loan Fund, will discuss the features of modern manufactured homes, explain how ROCs offer homeowners and residents safety and security, and highlight a current opportunity at Woodbury Cooperative in Portsmouth.

Ignatius MacLellan, Managing Director of the Homeownership Division at New Hampshire Housing, will discuss the state’s tight housing market and how manufactured homes can help meet the demand for additional affordable housing in the state and region.

Register for the event at; a Zoom link will be emailed to registrants prior to the event.

About the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund: The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, based in Concord, N.H., turns investments into loans and education to create opportunity and transform lives. We collaborate with a wide range of donors and investors, and with business, nonprofit and government partners, to provide the financing and support people need to have affordable homes, have quality jobs and childcare, and become financially independent. Established in 1983, the Community Loan Fund was one of the first Community Development Financial Institutions in the nation and has received industry awards and recognition for social impact, financial strength, and performance.

About New Hampshire Housing: As a self-supporting public corporation, New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority promotes, finances and supports affordable housing. NHHFA operates rental and homeownership programs designed to assist low- and moderate-income persons with obtaining affordable housing. We have helped more than 50,000 families purchase their own homes and been instrumental in financing the creation of more than 15,000 multi-family housing units.   |  #NHHFAHousing  |  @NewHampshireHousing  |  @NHHFA 

About Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast: The Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast is a small but mighty organization on a mission to change the conversation about housing in New Hampshire. Through technical assistance, advocacy, and messaging, the Coalition and its partners and volunteers work with communities across the greater seacoast region to address barriers to the development of workforce housing and create more favorable policies. Learn more and join the Coalition at and on social media @seacoastwhc.