REPUBLICANS BLOCK BIPARTISAN AFFORDABLE HOUSING LEGISLATION SUPPORTED BY GOVERNOR


CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIREToday, the House of Representatives, led by House Republicans, voted to stall House Bill 586, bipartisan legislation aimed at addressing the shortage of affordable housing in New Hampshire. Following the vote Representative Marjorie Porter (D-Hillsborough), released the following statement:


“This bill originally came out of a recommendation from the Governor’s affordable housing taskforce, was worked on by a dedicated, bipartisan group of legislators and stakeholders over months in the Municipal and County Government Committee last year and this term. This is sound, enabling legislation that will move our state in the right direction to addressing our affordable housing shortage. Our constituents across the state were already struggling to find affordable housing, and the economic shockwaves caused by the pandemic have only intensified this problem. It is extremely disappointing that House Republicans would buck the governor, their own caucus members, and most importantly their constituents to sideline this bill.”

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