Mount Washington Valley Housing Coalition Print
2017 AARP Community Challenge Grantee
The coalition partnered with The Gibson Center for Senior Services and others to educate homeowners about accessory dwelling units and the states 2017 law allowing them
In 2017, the New Hampshire legislature legalized the construction of ADUs throughout the state. (See our article "New Hampshire Says Yes to ADUs.") To educate residents and encourage the creation of this age-friendly housing option, the Mount Washington Valley Housing Coalition created and distributed information (seen below) about ADUs. Said a coalition representative about the AARP-funded outreach: "What was most gratifying were the responses from everyone who heard the multiple benefits of ADUs, realized their own properties could qualify, saw the possibilities for elderly parents, learned that the old regulations no longer applied, and felt empowered to talk to their own planning board members to advocate for flexible and permissive interpretations of the law."
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