fair housing

The Role of Municipalities in Preventing Childhood Lead Exposures

It is well known that lead is highly toxic and harmful to people, especially children. Unfortunately, because of its aging housing stock, New Hampshire is experiencing childhood lead poisoning at a rate nearly twice the national average. Among the several hundred documented cases of lead poisoning each year in the Granite State, it is estimated that a significant number of children are poisoned as a result of unsafe renovation, repair, or painting activities. While the U.S.

2020 Land Use Law Conference

Full day virtual conference for municipal land use officials including members of planning and zoning boards, planners, land use administrators, select boards, town and city councilors, building inspectors, code enforcement officers and public works personnel. Presentations will focus on the legal authority and procedures these land use boards must understand with content structured to be beneficial to both novice and experienced municipal officials.

Fair Housing in New Hampshire

Forty-five years ago, at the height of the civil rights movement and in the wake of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Congress passed the federal Fair Housing Act (“FHA”). It was the final piece of modern civil rights laws begun with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which was promulgated to address and suppress racial discrimination against Americans of African descent. The FHA initially prohibited discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion.