New Report Shows New Hampshire Ranks 12th Worst for Rental Housing Affordability
WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan this week met with housing advocates, city officials, and residents at affordable housing complexes in Franklin and Portsmouth to highlight the need to tackle New Hampshire’s housing crisis. After a new report showed that New Hampshire ranks 12th worst in the country for rental housing affordability for workers, the Senator took a tour of the affordable housing complex Franklin Light and Power Mill on Tuesday, and earlier today visited the future site of the Court Street Workforce Housing Project in Portsmouth.
“I hear from businesses across our state that one of their biggest barriers to hiring is a lack of affordable housing options for qualified workers,” Senator Hassan said. “I will keep working to ensure that all hard-working Granite Staters have access to stable, affordable housing, which is critical to the strength of our communities and our economy.”
Senator Hassan successfully worked to include a provision in the 2018 government funding bill to strengthen and expand the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, and she is continuing to work on bipartisan efforts to further expand the credit. Senator Hassan also joined in reintroducing the Rent Relief Act to create a new, refundable tax credit to provide relief to families, as well as bipartisan legislation to better understand and respond to America’s housing affordability crisis by creating a bipartisan housing task force.