[Hpn] NH affordable housing editorial - Your opinion? FWD

William Tinker wtinker@fcgnetworks.net
Mon, 11 Sep 2000 19:57:38 -0400

Tom,and Groups!
We are in need of 25,000 units of  housing all over this state including
elderly and disabled housing we are really lacking ..we are falling behind
at about 5,000 units a year.
Governor Shaheen has only done this last gasp type measure as she is going
down for the 3rd time.
I had her on my NHHomeless egroups for over 6 months and she never did a
thing to correct the housing shortages or the homeless problems..If anything
she has been severely uncaring untill last Friday September 8,th when she
had her office call my home twice in regards to the article I sent to the
Concord Monitor newspaper,we the activists and advocates tried to tell her
we represent about 2,000 readers and that we are concerned about each others
lives because we do live in this state and we do converse by e-mail and
sometimes we have some followers whom agree with our issues.Also there are
about 220,000 disabled persons in NH and 7000-8000 homeless people out there
if we all voted one way perhaps the politicians would listen more often!??
Well lets see what happens tomorrow on voting day September 12, 2000
remember our votes count.......... vote with your conscience not the
fabrications and political propaganda you have been fed!
In my mind and in my best voting demeanor I can not make a 3rd mistake
.....Jeanne Shaheen's gubernatorial run is over!
A Brother In Peace and in Strife
William Charles Tinker
25 Granite Street
Northfield,New Hampshire 03276
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Boland" <wgcp@earthlink.net>
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2000 6:11 PM
Subject: [Hpn] NH affordable housing editorial - Your opinion? FWD

> HN Homeless folks & HPNers, what's your opinion of the editorial below?
> To "Reply To ALL" listmembers of Homeless People's Network (HPN),
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> FWD  Associated Press - AP Wire Service - Sep 09, 2000
>      By The Associated Press
>      Foster's Daily Democrat, Dover, N.H.
> Gov. Jeanne Shaheen's task force has come up with a plan to help
> alleviate the HOUSING SHORTAGE in New Hampshire, but it only
> scratches the surface when it comes to dealing with a severe and
> chronic situation that threatens the state's economy.
> The New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority has agreed to
> increase the number of affordable housing units it will build next
> year from 400 to 600. Fifty of those units will be for senior
> citizens.
> Additionally, the authority will double funding for its
> emergency rental program that helps families on the verge of
> homelessness. At least eight workers will be hired to help families
> find housing in the state.
> It's a good start, but it's not nearly enough.
> Analysts say that 15,000 people move to the Granite State each
> year.
> With economic growth predicted to continue over the next five to
> eight years, more housing is essential.
> When it comes to the housing shortage, the effects of the
> 1989-91 recession in New England are still being felt. Buoyed by a
> phenomenal real estate market in the mid-1980s, many builders built
> like crazy then got burned when the market took a nosedive.
> Understandably, the home mortgage and construction industries
> are skittish because today's market resembles that prior to the
> recession.
> The shortage of affordable housing is a regional problem that
> requires a regional solution. The governor's task force has taken a
> step to be built upon now, while there is still time to preserve
> the state's strong economy.
> AP-ES-09-09-00 1422EDT
> Received  Id AP1002530B5CEDE6 on Sep 09 2000 14:02
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