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Housing Tyranny in NH aligns with the global plan controlling the Biden regime

Updated: Apr 7

Message from Jane Aitken, Bedford Activist and founder of


This is in response to 3-30-23 editorial "Blocking more affordable housing is a 'moral wrong'," which quotes an official from the Center for Ethics in Society at Saint Anselm.

Let me remind Mr. Latona why he is wrong.

What is being pushed is central planning in the form of interference by the state in the business of our towns, as well as the theft of our tax dollars.

Whether your town has zoning or no zoning, you as a resident can vote on it. This type of local control is far better than having 3 people at the state level decide or mandate what towns should allow for housing. While residents can vote for or against zoning, the HAB is a 3-person panel that can override any board and overturn any election, in favor of developers. And that is just what they have been doing.

What most don't understand is, when the government gets involved, it forms dangerous public/private partnerships with wealthy developers, partnerships that really only benefit the latter by awarding them seed money in the form of our tax dollars.  They also get 10 years or more of tax-free rent collection! The result is the single-family homeowners end up with higher taxes to make up for it. Even when the projects start paying taxes, they never cover their fair share, according to town officials I’ve queried.

Finally, it is not constitutional for government to manage housing unless you agree with what the Bolsheviks did in 1917 -- they seized single family homes and chopped them up into public units. In states like Oregon and California, single family zoning is being phased out, and outright banned. Our governor is trying to do this incrementally with legislation such as HB 44 (which thankfully failed) and aforementioned illegal regional board such as the HAB.

Tell Sununu to stop the madness and take SB 231 off the table and out of the budget. Stealing from you and I, and destroying NH's advantage in the process, is what is immoral.

Below are links to what has been happening in NH.


NH House budget writers seek major rewrite of key Sununu spending proposals 

We just don’t need this in our neighborhood': Proposed asphalt plant draws crowd to Nashua Planning Board 

City and State See Progress with Laconia State School Sale, but Complex Utility Issues 

Introducing ArcGIS Reality! 

UNH’s goal of building an ‘innovation ecosystem’ takes shape in Durham 

Businesses Create Workforce Housing 

Lincoln: Growing Tourism Hub Struggles With Affordable Workforce Housing 

Legalizing Accessory Dwelling Units at the State Level: A New Hampshire Case Study 


Two EVs at Plymouth State University Delivered 1 MWh of Energy with Fermata Energy Bidirectional EV Charging Platform 

New Hampshire investing $90 million in rural broadband connectivity 


Hampton Beach pier in limbo after Senate tables bill: Here's what could happen next 

Massive Expansion Approved For New Hampshire Ski Resort 

Balsams resort project takes giant step forward 

The Future is Now. December 23, 2022 Winter Storm, Summary of Impacts 

Planning Events of Interest: 

NH Best Practices for Effective Local Floodplain Management Webinar on April 4, 2023 at 12 PM 

Plan NH’s Spring Workshop, Making Room for Solar Energy in NH, April 18, 2023 

OPD PLAN Webinar Series “Congratulations, you’re a Board Member Now! What’s Next?” on April 20, 2023 at 12 PM 

OPD 29th Annual Spring Planning and Zoning Conference on April 29, 2023 (Virtual) 

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