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Aldermen ask Gagne why new assessments are so high

Manchester Board of Assessors Chairman Robert Gagne came before the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Tuesday night to field concerns after the recently released 2021 city property revaluation saw a 40 percent jump in property values.

Federal eviction moratorium ends July 31 – help is available

While the federal eviction moratorium is scheduled to expire Saturday, the NH Emergency Rental Assistance Program is available to help renters experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 and who are having difficulty making past or current rent payments, or living in unsafe or unhealthy housing.

NH rent survey: Shortage still driving up prices

Rental vacancies are still on the floor and median rents are climbing, according to the 2021 New Hampshire Residential Rental Cost Survey Report published Thursday by the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA). 

Jay and Karen Lucas honored with inaugural ‘Dr. Sylvio Dupuis Excellence Award’ for community revitalization

Positive energy inspires positive change and gives positive results. That is the motto of entrepreneurial couple Jay and Karen Lucas, who applied that concept to a three-year effort to revitalize the town of Newport, NH.  The results?  A renovated opera house, upgraded educational facilities and programs, re-launched local newspaper and a reinvigorated town center.

NIMBYism and misguided zoning: Despite need and demand, roadblocks remain

While there is overwhelming support for affordable housing and rapid permitting of proposed housing developments, according to a statewide poll conducted by the Saint Anselm College Center for Ethics in Society, many communities are still putting up roadblocks to such development.