November 3, 2021
What are “accessory dwelling units” (ADUs), and how can they help address your needs for “home” and our regional housing shortage? This video shows you:
(1) how ADUs have positively impacted the lives of their inhabitants;
(2) what’s preventing more widespread construction of ADUs; and
(3) what are some strategies for addressing barriers.
New Hampshire and Vermont, like much of the nation, are struggling to create housing options that meet the needs of a changing population and a shifting economy. Addressing these challenges will require pursuing a variety of strategies and creating a range of housing types. Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)—a home built on a lot of an existing home—offer one approach that communities and ordinary homeowners can use to create much-needed housing that fits within the context of a surrounding neighborhood.
You are the expert on what you and your family need. There are professional and social and town resources to help you make an ADU happen, and to know if it is a good fit for you.
Todd Horner, Southwest NH Regional Planning Commission <email@example.com>
Michael Kiess, Vital Communities <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Christopher Lee, Backyard ADUs <email@example.com> Backyard ADUs
Barbara Conrey, Sustainable Montpelier Coalition <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sustainable Montpelier Coalition
RJ Adler, Wheelpad <email@example.com> 802-458-7194 https://www.
Lori Hirshfield, Hartford VT <firstname.lastname@example.org> 802-295-3075
Tyler Maas, VT State Housing Authority <email@example.com> Vermont State Housing Authority
Jen Risley, The Local Crowd Monadnock <firstname.lastname@example.org> The Local Crowd Monadnock.
James Vayo, Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission <email@example.com>
Mike Jasmin, Swanzey, NH <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> or 603-209-4068
Invisible Infill Housing Slides 11-2-21 Barbara Conrey
ADU Moderator Slides James Vayo 11-2-21
Financing: Meredith Stowers at Cross Country Mortgage. Based in California, specializes in 203K renovation loans for ADUs. So far there aren’t banks out east that specialize in this kind of work.