In case you missed it, in an article published by NH Business Review, Jeff Feingold highlighted the rent spike that has persisted across New Hampshire since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the last several years, the state’s average rent cost has become one of the highest in the nation.
These intolerable rent increases are part of a broader housing crisis that has badly worsened throughout Governor Chris Sununu's time in office. Since being elected, Sununu has failed to take action to alleviate New Hampshire's worsening housing crisis — and has often worked against fixing the problem. Read the full article here. Facts About Chris Sununu’s Housing Crisis:
In 2021, Gov. Sununu said that he would have voted against a federal relief plan that included allocations of $152 million for New Hampshire rental housing assistance.
The following year, Sununu struggled to use $100 million in federal funds designated for affordable housing.
In 2022, New Hampshire’s vacancy rate hit 0.5 percent while rent costs increased by 32 percent since 2017 — one of the lowest vacancy rates in the nation.