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Getting to Know the Mount Washington Valley Housing Coalition

Across the state, young people are concerned about the housing crisis, luckily, you can be part of the solution! This series will highlight the people and organizations leading the charge. The Mount Washington Valley is one of the lucky parts of the state to be served by one of the state’s regional housing coalitions. The […]

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Making NH Home: Q+A with Courtney Daniel of No To Patterns

Radio show host, stationary designer, and entrepreneur, Courtney Daniel is a nationally recognized award winning business owner and a woman who wears many hats. Originally from Georgia, Courtney moved to New Hampshire eight years ago (and she’s sort of gotten used to the snow)!  Courtney is the founder of No To Patterns™, a membership organization […]

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A Map That Tells A Story

Welcome back to the series, Housing Solutions for Rural New Hampshire. Here you’ll find practical advice for how New Hampshire’s smaller, more rural communities can be part of the solution. In case you missed it, here’s part one of the series. A couple months ago, I wrote about missing middle housing. In case you missed […]

Top row: “Shadow of the Past, Court Street, from “Windows of Portsmouth, Elissa Von Letkemann; “Sprouted” by Kate Knox; “If I Lived Here, I’d be Home by Now”, Lindsay Gwinn Parker

Bottom row: “Neighbors”, Bri Custer; “Home Landing”, Artful Harper Studios; “No Trucks on McDonough”, Stacey Durand

Where We Live

I’ve written about art as a catalyst for social change before. In today’s housing crisis, artists are among the victims of high costs, limited inventory, and gentrification, but many are realizing they can use their art as a catalyst for change. Similar to charrettes, Where We Live draws on the belief that visual representations of home […]

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Missing Middle Housing

Remember when I wrote In Defense of the Rural Millennial and urged New Hampshire’s smaller, more rural communities to take an active role in solving the state’s housing crisis? Welcome to a new series Housing Solutions for Rural New Hampshire. Here you’ll find practical advice for how New Hampshire’s smaller, more rural communities can be […]


What the Heck is Vacancy Rate?

If you’ve been following along with New Hampshire’s housing crisis, you’ve probably heard the experts talk about the state’s vacancy rate. Have you ever wondered what “vacancy rate” means or why we care so much about it? Put very simply, vacancy rate refers to the percent of rental units that are unoccupied. According to New […]

Photo submitted by Jenna Anand; taken at Loon Mountain

Our Strength is Our Communities

Every five years, the Regional Economic Development Center Serving Southern NH (REDC) hosts visioning sessions to give folks in its service area an opportunity to participate in the creation of the goals that will guide their Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the next five years.  Among other things, participants at each of these visioning […]