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Monday May 09, 2022

Calling Our Region Home (virtual event) – 5/9/2022

May 09, 2022 | 7:00 pm

Venue : Zoom


Join the Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce, Regional Economic Development Center, and Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast for a film screening, panel discussion, and audience Q & A. The evening will feature individual screenings of the film Communities and Consequences ll: Rebalancing New Hampshire's Human Ecology from 6-7pm. You may watch the film at https://video.nhpbs.org/video/communities-and-consequences-ii-qg75ql/ At 7pm, join the zoom webinar for a panel discussion with local stakeholders.
The panel will be moderated by Antonio Serna, and include:
  • Brian Groth, Hudson Town Planner
  • Mark Pilotte, Vice President of Development at Dakota Partners
  • Jay Childs, Filmmaker
  • And more!
Register at: https://bit.ly/3O5ZSw0

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Thursday May 26, 2022

Advancing Racial Equity in Our Communities: Fair Housing and Land Use – 5/26/2022

May 26, 2022 | 12:00 pm - 1:00pm

Venue :Virtual


Join the Urban Institute for a conversation about how land-use policy plays an important role in influencing access to opportunity for people of color throughout the United States. Urban researchers have long demonstrated that Black people, Indigenous people, and other people of color face systematically inequitable access to affordable housing in communities with many jobs and effective, well-funded public services. In this virtual event, we will explore how local land-use policies—particularly in the form of exclusionary zoning—inhibit millions of Black and Brown Americans’ abilities to secure stable, affordable housing and leverage housing mobility options. We will discuss what solutions could help largely Black and Brown communities thrive economically and sustainably in the context of decentralized governance, NIMBYism, racism, and inadequate public resources.

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Tuesday May 31, 2022

Mount Washington Valley Housing Coalition’s Housing Solutions Tour – 5/31/2022

May 31, 2022 | Not Available

Venue : Intervale, NH


We know there is a housing problem in the MWV, so how do we solve it? The MWVHC is hosting a Housing Solutions Tour, Tuesday, May 31, Wed., June 1, and Thursday, June 2. These events will be geared towards real housing solutions we can work towards and implement as a community.

Want to be part of a solution? Come join us! Tuesday, May 31, Ledge Brewing, Intervale, NH

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Tuesday June 07, 2022

Policy Roundtable – Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce – 6/7/2022

June 07, 2022 | 9:30 am - 10:30am

Venue : The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce and the BIA are hosting a business roundtable discussion designed to give the business community a voice in establishing a proactive legislative and regulatory agenda for the 2023 legislative session at the NH State House. This roundtable is open to the general public, members of chambers of commerce, and the BIA. Agenda for Meeting: I. Welcome II. Purpose III. Review of 2022 Legislative Session IV. Top Challenges Facing Businesses V. Prioritization VI. Action Steps VII. Conclusion & Adjourn Orr & Reno 45 South Main Street, Concord, NH, 03301


  The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce and the BIA are hosting a business roundtable discussion designed to give the business community a voice in establishing a proactive legislative and regulatory agenda for the 2023 legislative session at the NH State House. This roundtable is open to the general public, members of chambers of commerce, and the BIA. Agenda for Meeting: I. Welcome II. Purpose III. Review of 2022 Legislative Session IV. Top Challenges Facing Businesses V. Prioritization VI. Action Steps VII. Conclusion & Adjourn Orr & Reno 45 South Main Street Concord, NH, 03301  

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Thursday June 02, 2022

Mount Washington Valley Housing Coalition’s Housing Solutions Tour – 6/2/2022

June 02, 2022 | Not Available

Venue : West Osipee, NH


We know there is a housing problem in the MWV, so how do we solve it? The MWVHC is hosting a Housing Solutions Tour, Tuesday, May 31, Wed., June 1, and Thursday, June 2. These events will be geared towards real housing solutions we can work towards and implement as a community.

Want to be part of a solution? Come join us! Thursday, June 2, Hobb's Tavern, West Ossipee

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Wednesday June 01, 2022

Mount Washington Valley Housing Coalition’s Housing Solutions Tour – 6/1/2022

June 01, 2022 | Not Available

Venue : Conway, NH


We know there is a housing problem in the MWV, so how do we solve it? The MWVHC is hosting a Housing Solutions Tour, Tuesday, May 31, Wed., June 1, and Thursday, June 2. These events will be geared towards real housing solutions we can work towards and implement as a community.

Want to be part of a solution? Come join us! Wednesday, June 1, Tuckerman Brewery, Conway, NH

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Thursday June 09, 2022

Build Maine ’22 – 6/6/2022

June 09, 2022 | Not Available

Venue : Skowhegan, ME


The 9th annual Build Maine Conference will offer dynamic, nationally known speakers at its  June 9th event in Skowhegan. CE credits will be available for a variety of professions. Build Maine brings together all people participating in the act of building our cities. The builders, funders, elected officials, engineers, lawyers, planners, finance institutions, and rule-makers converge throughout the year to share best practices and aspirations for moving Maine forward within the political and economic climates of today. Build Maine introduces cutting edge business practices and focused conversations with leaders in transportation planning, real estate development, and public service, demonstrating a breadth of knowledge we can apply locally. Build Maine is hosted by the New England Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism, Maine (CNU Maine) with the Maine Municipal Association, and the Maine Real Estate & Development Association.

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Wednesday March 30, 2022

Solutions for Housing Communications Event

March 30, 2022 | 11:00 am - 6:30pm

Venue : National Press Club & virtual




The annual Solutions for Housing Communications will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and will focus on communications strategies to help housers connect with the people and communities we serve. The keynote speaker is Marc Morial, President, and CEO of the National Urban League. Morial is the former Mayor of New Orleans and President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Topics include combatting NIMBYism, promoting homeownership in communities of color, and making data digestible. In-person attendance will be limited to 200 attendees (two thirds of the National Press Club’s normal capacity), and virtual attendance will be offered at a discounted price.

Agenda & Registration

Saturday April 30, 2022

Spring 2022 Planning and Zoning Conference – 4/30/2022

April 30, 2022 | 9:00 am - 12:00pm

Venue :Virtual


When: Saturdays, April 30 and May 7, 2022, from 9 am to 12 pm Where: Online (each session will be recorded and available after the conference) Cost: Free Registration Opens: March 28, 2022
Welcome to the Board – An Introduction to Land Use Boards For those who are new to a land use board or would like a refresher, it is recommended that you view the slides and recording of this introductory webinar prior to participating in the conference sessions. Saturday, April 30, 2022 - Tentative Agenda Welcome and Introductions - 9:00 AM – 9:10 AM Planning Board Track • Planning Board Basics (9:10 AM - 10:30 AM) • Roles and Responsibilities of the Planning Board (10:40 AM - 12 PM) Zoning Board of Adjustment Track • Roles and Responsibilities of the Zoning Board of Adjustment (9:10 AM - 10:30 AM) • Zoning Board of Adjustment Decision Making Process (10:40 AM - 12 PM)

Agenda & Registration

Saturday May 07, 2022

Spring 2022 Planning and Zoning Conference – 5/7/2022

May 07, 2022 | 9:00 am - 12:00pm

Venue :Virtual


When: Saturdays, April 30 and May 7, 2022, from 9 am to 12 pm Where: Online (each session will be recorded and available after the conference) Cost: Free Registration Opens: March 28, 2022

Saturday, May 7, 2022 - Tentative Agenda

Welcome and Introductions - 9:00 AM – 9:10 AM)

Planning Board Track

  • Session 1 - TBD (9:10 AM - 10:30 AM)
  • Session 2 - TBD (10:40 AM - 12 PM)

Zoning Board of Adjustment Track

  • Session 1 - TBD (9:10 AM - 10:30 AM)
  • Session 2 - TBD (10:40 AM - 12 PM)

Housing Track

  • Session 1 - TBD (9:10 AM - 10:30 AM)
  • Session 2 - TBD (10:40 AM - 12 PM)

Agenda & Registration

Thursday March 10, 2022

Salem Chamber of Commerce: Economic Development Breakfast

March 10, 2022 | 7:30 am - 9:00am

Venue : Castleton Banquet and Event Center


The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Breakfast will focus on workforce housing in New Hampshire. The event will be moderated by Scott Spradling of The Spradling Group. Speakers will include George Reagan of New Hampshire Housing, housing developer Steve Lewis of Steve Lewis Inc., and Elissa Margolin of Housing Action NH. They will discuss the landscape of workforce housing in the state, local workforce housing projects in Salem, and legislative impacts on New Hampshire workforce housing. The event will be held Thursday, March 10, at Castleton Banquet and Event Center, 58 Enterprise Drive, Windham. Reservations are required and can be made at www.gschamber.com. For more information, call 603-893-3177.

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Thursday February 17, 2022

What NH Business Can Do to Help Solve the Housing Crisis – NHBR webinar

February 17, 2022 | Not Available

Venue : Webinar


If you missed the live webinar, you can watch the recording here: www.nhbr.com/what-nh-business-can-do-to-help-solve-the-housing-crisis Join a panel of experts and guests from businesses around the state to discuss the state of New Hampshire’s housing crisis, its causes, the risks it poses to businesses (and their customers and employees) and most importantly, what business leaders can do to help find solutions. This webinar is hosted by New Hampshire Business Review and sponsored by New Hampshire Housing. Panel

  • Rob Dapice - Executive Director/CEO, New Hampshire Housing
  • Mike Skelton - Executive Director/CEO, BIA-NH
  • Kaela Tavares - Community & Economic Development Planning Coordinator, North Country Council
Guest Business Speakers
  • Karen Lamontagne - Vice President, Lamontagne Builders / President, NH Homebuilders Association
  • Carmen Lorentz - Executive Director, Lakes Region Community Developers
  • Sally Manikian - NH/ VT Representative, The Conservation Fund
  • Allan Reetz - Director of Public and Government Affairs, Hanover Co-op Food Stores
  • Darren Winham - Economic Development Director, Town of Exeter

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Plan NH Annual Town Hall

February 17, 2022 | 12:00 pm - 1:00pm

Venue :Virtual


Plan NH Annual Town Hall Join virtually on February 17th as Plan NH goes over all that was accomplished throughout NH in 2021, along with their outlook for 2022 and beyond. This is your opportunity to ask questions, toss out ideas, and find out how you can get involved with Plan NH! This event will be hosted via Zoom.

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Tuesday March 22, 2022

Housing 2022: The Devil is in the Details

March 22, 2022 | 12:00 pm - 1:30pm

Venue :Virtual


A frank conversation on the economics of development and the impact of land use regulations on housing supply and affordability as well as strategies for engaging community on these issues. Speakers will discuss strategies for meaningful engagement that, if done well, can help communities find housing solutions that are most appropriate to their circumstances. Attendees will be eiligible for 1.5 CEUs for AIA and AICP Speakers: George Reagan, Community Engagement Manager, New Hampshire Housing Harrison Kanzler, Executive Director, Mount Washington Valley Housing Coalition
This event will be held over Zoom.

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Tuesday February 15, 2022

The Future of Calling Portsmouth Home: Screening & Discussion of Communities & Consequences II

February 15, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 8:00pm

Venue : The Music Hall, Portsmouth


Join us for a screening at The Music Hall in Portsmouth of Communities & Consequences II, followed by an expert panel and audience discussion. This sequel to the award-winning documentary by Jay Childs (with Peter Francese and Lorraine Merrill) that came out 12 years ago explores the economic and social realities of workforce shortages in our state, and the impact that a lack of housing has our state's economy and ability to build its workforce. More information and tickets. Panelists will include:

  • Portsmouth Planning Director Beverly Zendt
  • State Senator Rebecca Perkins Kwoka
  • Assistant Mayor Jo Kelley
  • Filmmaker Jay Childs
  • Moderated by Sarah Wrightsman, New Hampshire Housing
This event is presented in collaboration with The Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth, New Hampshire Housing, and Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast.

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Tuesday February 08, 2022

Housing Regulation in the Greater Seacoast: Causes and Consequences

February 08, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 7:30pm

Venue : Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel (and virtual)


Join a lively, candid discussion about the region’s housing market and the opportunities for regulatory solutions to our housing supply and affordability crisis, hosted by the Center for Ethics in Society at Saint Anselm College and  Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy. Jason Sorens, Director of the Center for Ethics, will summarize the findings of his statewide residential land use regulation study before drilling down on specific Seacoast communities to show how housing costs have changed, and what the consequences have been for workers and families in the region. What can the region’s municipalities do to free up home building from regulatory red tape? Following Sorens’ presentation, Andrew Cline, President of the Bartlett Center, will moderate a panel discussion with local experts. Panelists include Sarah Wrightsman (Coordinator of Community Engagement at New Hampshire Housing and former Executive Director of the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast) and Darren Winham (Town of Exeter, Economic Development Director). Click here for more information and to register for this free event. This event is presented by New Hampshire Housing, New Hampshire Association of Realtors, and the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy.

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Tuesday January 25, 2022

Missing Middle Housing Webinar with Karen Parolek

January 25, 2022 | 12:00 pm - 1:30pm

Venue :Virtual


As the cost of housing skyrockets, the demand for diverse and affordable housing options increases with it. “Missing Middle Housing” is seen as a solution that will help expand the availability of housing for different needs and incomes because it addresses the mismatch between available housing stock and the shifting preferences of New Hampshire’s changing population. KAREN PAROLEK, principal and CFO of Opticos Design, will present a webinar on Missing Middle Housing January 25th from 12 – 1:30 PM, hosted by New Hampshire Housing. She'll discuss the benefits of duplexes, fourplexes, cottage courts, and multiplexes and how these house-scale buildings fit seamlessly into existing residential neighborhoods and support walkability and local businesses. Parolek will illustrate the power of Missing Middle Housing to meet today’s diverse housing needs. She also will discuss the barriers communities need to remove to support Missing Middle Housing, case studies of built projects, and the demographics driving the need. Daniel Parolek, principal and CEO of Opticos, coined the term Missing Middle Housing to highlight the need for more housing choices at affordable prices in sustainable, walkable places. He is the author of Missing Middle Housing: Thinking Big and Building Small to Respond to Today’s Housing Crisis (2020). This webinar is free of charge, however registration is required.

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