The single biggest cause of migration out of the state, and to an even greater degree, out of Mt.
Washington Valley, is the lack of affordable rental and owner occupied housing. The most impacted
demographic are young families. According to nationally recognized demographer expert, Peter Francese,
the deficit of first time home buyers in New Hampshire is likely to be a serious drag on home sales over the next 5 to 10 years.
The MWV Housing Coalition is hosting a MWV Workforce Housing Design Charrette which will take
place on October 17th and 22nd, 2019, to demonstrate how creative design and strategic zoning can be used to
promote housing affordability. This benefits area home sales, and ultimately, it will lead to a more prosperous
economy right here in the Valley.