Training Sessions

Join us for a series of virtual training sessions, where we’ll discuss the toolbox overall and do a deep-dive on specific tools. These sessions will feature planners who have implemented these tools and can provide insights for implementation elsewhere.

June 1 – Toolbox Overview

Get an overview of the NH Housing Toolbox, each of the tools involved, and how to find the tools that are right for you.

June 8 – Housing in Nature: Open Space/Cluster Housing Ordinances

Cluster housing is a tool that groups housing in a development while preserving the rest of the land as open space. Learn how to update this classic zoning tool to meet today’s needs and to see cluster housing developments actually get built.

June 15 – Shifting Housing Potential: Transfer of Development Rights

With Transfer of Development Rights, you can direct new housing to areas that better support development while preserving areas with high conservation value. Learn how to pull off this complex strategy at the local level.

June 22 – Tax Relief for Housing: RSA 79-E

New Hampshire’s RSA 79-E enables local tax incentives for development and redevelopment of housing. Also known as the Community Revitalization Tax Relief, RSA 79-E also contains the new affordable housing focused Housing Opportunity Zone tool. Learn where these tools can be appropriated and how to use them effectively.

June 29 – Intuitive Zoning for Housing: Form-Based Codes

Form-based codes start with a community’s desired building types and create rules to enable that kind of development. Learn where it can work and how to get started.


Past Sessions

April 29, 2023 – Office of Planning and Development Conference
Housing Track: “The NH Housing Toolbox”