New Hampshire House panel hears governor’s workforce housing bills
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Two bills heard by lawmakers Tuesday and supported by Gov. Chris Sununu offer a carrot and stick to get municipalities to allow and encourage workforce housing.
There wasn’t much opposition to the carrot (House Bill 1632), which offers a number of tax incentives for developers and municipalities engaged in construction new affordable housing.
But the stick, HB 1629, gave some lawmakers and municipalities pause, especially a provision that would mandate that those sitting on planning and zoning boards take a training course – and pass a test – if they want to vote on housing projects.