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Affordable Housing Committee

The Peterborough Affordable Housing Committee will be hosting two FREE workshops on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Topics covered include:
- What are ADUs?
- Experiences of owners and occupants
- ADU building and permitting process
- Financing

Plus - free ADU book raffle and complimentary refreshments at each event!

Register by June 9 here:

the Committee meets the 4th Friday of the month at 8:30 AM in the Select Board meeting room. 

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Pelagia Vincent Co-Chair (2024)
Sadie Halliday, alternate (2024) 
Sharon Monahan (2025)
Carol Nelson, Co-Chair (2025)
Bonnie Tucker (2025)
James Kelly (2026)
Sarah Ellis, alternate (2026)
Stephanie Hurley (2026)
Susan Howard (2026) 

This Committee has vacancies for  1 alternate
Interested persons are encouraged to submit a volunteer application to the Office of Planning Building by contacting Danica Melone at or 1 Grove St, Peterborough, NH, 03458. All Committee appointments must be approved by the EDA. Danica will forward your volunteer application and confirm the EDA is reviewing your application. Attendance at the meeting for your Committee appointment is not required but always encouraged. 

The Affordable Housing Committee of the EDA was established in 2021 by a majority vote of EDA members to be created for the purpose of coordinating efforts and initiating the development of such housing to enhance the economic resiliency of the community by collaborating with existing and prospective employers to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes young people.

  • Forge and maintain relationships with all large-scale employers and meet with them annually to review housing needs for staff
  • Keep an inventory of all housing which meets the definition of “affordable” and report on new affordable housing stock annually
    • Annual report should report on whether the “affordable” housing is affordable enough (i.e.- does low-income, workforce, Housing Choice, etc. need to be promoted more heavily?)
  • Annually meet and collaborate with regional housing trusts, including but not limited to the Contoocook Housing Trust, to explore opportunities for the community
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