Affordable housing package draws fans, some foes
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Advocates, developers and a bipartisan legislative team promoted Tuesday an ambitious package of incentives to deal with what they called an affordable housing “crisis” in New Hampshire.

But veteran members of a key committee and members of the public objected to specific provisions, such as a mandate planning and zoning board members get training or they can’t vote, and subsidies that could carry costs for 20 years.

Gov. Chris Sununu created a task force to study the problem of affordable housing and it reported last summer the vacancy rate for two-bedroom apartments was below 1 percent in virtually every county in the state and the inventory of homes available for sale was near record lows.

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