Options for low and moderate income housing rehabilitation in New Hampshire's "North Country"
Southern New Hampshire University
As stated in the thesis project, "Rural northern New Hampshire, from Plymouth north to the Canadian border, is the least affluent region in the state. While comprising almost one half of New Hampshire's geographical area, the region is home to less than one tenth of its population. Although affordable housing may take many other forms in more densely populated regions of the United States, here it consists almost exclusively of older single-family homes and mobile homes (some owned/some rented), and small multifamily (6 units or less) rental buildings. This being the case, the effort to provide safe, sanitary, decent affordable housing centers on small-scale housing rehabilitation, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. With an average home sale price of $95,300 (the average for new homes is $108,300) and a median household income of approximately $35,500, an ongoing rehabilitation program for existing rental and owner-occupied housing is crucial to the well-being of low and moderate income North Country citizens." (Library-derived description)