Housing

Giving Matters
12:44 am
Sat November 8, 2014

Giving Matters: FIT Offers A Path To Stability

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Families in Transition (FIT) provides safe, affordable housing and support services to families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The goal is to help people achieve self-sufficiency. Rebecca moved into Families in Transition housing when her youngest daughter was two months old.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu July 10, 2014

New N.H. Housing Report: Demographics & Housing Mismatch

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A new report finds that with shifting New Hampshire demographics, household incomes and lifestyles, our housing stock soon won’t fit us anymore. And it predicts this infrastructure ‘mismatch” could be a drag on future economic growth. We’ll find out more, and what its authors say might create a more balanced housing market.

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* You can find more information about NHHFA's report here.

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Giving Matters
12:18 am
Sat April 26, 2014

Families In Transition Offers A Path To Stability

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Families in Transition provides safe, affordable housing and support services to families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The goal is to help people achieve self-sufficiency. Rebecca moved into Families in Transition housing when her youngest daughter was two months old.

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NH News
2:55 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Housing Discrimination Bill Narrowly Passes House

Apartments in downtown Manchester
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This week, the New Hampshire House narrowly passed a bill that would prohibit landlords from discriminating against renters with Section 8 vouchers and victims of domestic violence.

After the House initially tabled the bill last week, lawmakers amended it to more tightly define victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. They now must have a current, final protective order.

The bill goes to the Senate next where it faces a tougher debate. 

NH News
5:50 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Housing Discrimination Bill For Federal Renter's Assistance And Domestic Violence Stirs Controversy

This map of Manchester shows where section 8 vouchers are used.
courtesy of NHLA

The New Hampshire House is slated to vote this week on a bill to prevent housing discrimination. Renters who pay with federal subsidy vouchers, known as Section 8, and victims of domestic abuse would receive new protections.


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The Exchange
10:27 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

How's Housing?

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Six years after the collapse of the housing bubble, New Hampshire’s housing market is once again on the rise. But with new regulations making it more difficult to get a loan and rental prices going through the roof, some question whether this new market is just another bubble. Will the government’s new blueprint for sustainable housing hold up in the real world?

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Business and Economy
9:35 am
Fri January 10, 2014

New Mortgage Regulations Now In Effect

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The new year has brought some changes to the process of getting a mortgage. Home buyers may have already noticed as banks and other lenders have tightened standards since the recession, but new regulatory changes are going into effect. To hear how those changes will impact borrowers and the housing market in general, we’ve called Barbara Cunningham. She is with the Greater Manchester/Nashua Board of Realtors and also a member of the Board of Directors of the Mortgage Bankers and Brokers of New Hampshire.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed January 8, 2014

State Of Homelessness In N.H., 2013

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A new report paints a complex picture, including that the number of un-sheltered homeless has jumped by twenty percent over the past year.  We’ll look once again at this stubborn problem and ongoing efforts to address it.

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NH News
1:42 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

New Hampshire's Housing Market Shows Strength

New Hampshire remains on track to have the fewest number of home foreclosures in six years.

In October, 239 homes fell into foreclosure. That’s a slight uptick from September, but the state is projected to have less than 3,000 total foreclosures for the year, the lowest since 2007.

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Giving Matters
12:00 am
Sat October 26, 2013

Granite United Way's 2-1-1 Connects People and Services

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The Granite United Way's 2-1-1 New Hampshire service is a directory assistance of services available in the state. It puts those in need in touch with the services that can help.

Cassie called 2-1-1 for help with disability rights when she ran into trouble with her housing arrangement. Her landlord had issued an eviction notice after she acquired a dog, because her lease forbids pets from the building. But Cassie's dog isn't a pet; she's a psychiatric service dog that provided therapeutic assistance.

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Word of Mouth
10:00 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Trailer Parks: An Unexpected Solution For The Looming Boomer Housing Crisis?

The mass retirement of baby boomers could trigger yet another housing crisis. Boomers were responsible for roughly 80% of home construction in the 80’s and 90’s, and many of those homes were big, too big for empty nesters transitioning to a fixed income. Enter a housing solution that’s been with us all along: mobile home communities, or trailer parks.

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NH News
5:34 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Report Shows Slight Increase In Rental Costs

The average rental price in New Hampshire stands at just over $1,000 per month, including utilities. That's up about a percentage point from last year.

The numbers come from New Hampshire Housing’s annual survey completed in April.

Communications Director Jane Law says high foreclosure rates in recent years have forced more people into the rental market, driving up cost.

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NH News
12:44 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

2012: A Year Of Gains In N.H. Housing Market

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Modest improvement: that’s how a new report from the New Hampshire Housing Financing Authority sums up 2012.

Two hundred and ninety-seven homes fell into foreclosure in December, an 18% jump from a month earlier. But total foreclosures for the year are down sharply from their peak in 2010.

Jane Law with NH Housing says the overall economy is still driving a housing recovery.

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The Exchange
9:04 am
Mon February 4, 2013

How Is New Hampshire Housing?

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At the start of a New Year, some numbers look good -- sales are steadily going up and prices are recovering.  But there are also less hopeful signs -- foreclosures remain a stubborn problem and new construction is slow.  We’ll take a look at the housing picture here in the Granite State.

Guests:

Brian Gottlob - Principal of Policon Research, an agency focusing on economic and public policy issues.

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NH News
1:30 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Cautious Optimism For N.H. Housing Market

New data from NH Housing Finance Authority shows 263 New Hampshire homes fell into foreclosure in September. That’s a 13% decline from 2011 levels.

The report says the numbers are a sign that the worst of the housing crisis could be behind us.  

But, cautious optimism aside, there is some tangible good news here: total foreclosures are on track to be their lowest since 2009. Foreclosure auction notices are also way down.

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