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Windham in Need of Additional ‘Affordable’ Housing
by Barbara O’Brien “Can the people who work in
Windham afford to live there?” That’s one of the questions tackled during a recent Workforce Housing Compliance Assessment conducted by Keach- Nordstrom Associates, Inc. of Bedford. The assessment was done on behalf
of the Windham Planning Board and Community Development Department, under the direction of Laura Scott. The assessment was deemed necessary following the adoption of New Hampshire’s Workforce Housing Statute, which became effective on January 1, 2010. The State Statute stipulates that, “in every municipality that exercises the power to adopt land use ordinances and regulations, such ordinances and regulations shall provide reasonable and realistic opportunities for the development of workforce housing, including rental multi-family housing.” On October 17, Steve Keach of
Keach-Nordstrom Associates met with town officials to provide an overview of the recent assessment, which included real estate statistics dating from January of 2010 through mid- September of 2011. Keach explained that because the Town of Windham has adopted and periodically amended a zoning ordinance, as well as a variety of land use regulations for several decades, it is “compelled to comply” with the new State Statute regarding Workforce Housing.
As an initial step in completing the assessment of Windham’s level of compliance, Keach said he “took a snapshot of Windham’s current housing stock.” “Does Windham conform as the ordinance is currently written?” he asked. “Does the ordinance, as currently written, make new affordable housing feasible?”
Based on the State Ordinance, “affordable” means “housing with combined rental and utility costs or combined mortgage loan/debt services, property taxes and required insurance that do not exceed 30 percent of a household’s gross annual income.” Based on statistics provided by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) the median income for the area in which Windham is located is $87,100 to be able to afford a single-family “affordable” home and $47,030 for “affordable” multi-family housing (which refers to structures including a minimum of five units). Multi-family housing, as defined in the Workforce Housing Statute, does not include developments that are intended for adults only or are considered as elderly housing units. They must have a minimum of two bedrooms. Based on these income levels, “affordable housing is considered as that which would have a purchase price of $275,000 for owner-occupied housing and a maximum “affordable” monthly rental cost of $1,180 for the area in which Windham is located. For federal HUD purposes, Windham is considered to be in the Lawrence Massachusetts-New Hampshire Metropolitan Fair Market Rent Area. In order to obtain a proper understanding of Windham’s existing housing stock; Keach analyzed data from the Windham Assessing Department. Based on this data, a total of 296 sales of single-family homes, available for year-round occupancy, were recorded during the past 21 months. Of these homes, 61 were sold at a price of $275,000 or less. This includes 19 homes sold through a “short sale.” This represents 20.6 percent of sales as falling into the
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During this same period, a total of 42 condominium units were sold. Only one of these transactions appears to have been a “short sale.” Of this total, 23 sales occurred at an “affordable” price, representing 54.7 percent of all condominium sales. A short sale is defined as a selling price that is less than that for which the dwelling was previously mortgaged. Also during this time period, a total of 30 newly constructed dwelling units were sold in Windham. Of this total, only three (10 percent), all condominiums were sold at an “affordable” price. Based on Keach’s assessment, most monthly rentals in Windham involve the occupancy of single-family homes and condominiums, rather than multi- family housing. In fact, the data shows that there are only three multi-family residential structures having five or more units in Windham. Furthermore, only five properties, all single-family homes, are presently available for rent, but at a cost of $1,600 to $2,800 per month, excluding utilities, which far surpasses the qualifications for “affordable” housing. According to the Rockingham County Planning Commission, Windham has a projected deficit of 249 “affordable” dwelling units through 2015. “This is, actually, one of the smaller deficits for this region,” Keach said. “There is a wide variation statewide as to a community’s ability to conform.” Within the district in which Windham is located, there is a total deficit of 4,385 “affordable” homes. Keach also commented on how the ongoing economic recession has affected the numbers, actually causing more homes to fall within the “affordable” spectrum. “As soon as
there is a slight rise in prices, fewer houses will qualify as “affordable,” he said.
Compliance with the Workforce Housing Statute necessitates providing “reasonable and realistic opportunities” for the development of affordable non- age restricted multi-family housing, that which is available to the public on a rental basis. “Despite the fact that this type of housing is a permitted use in both the Residential B and Village Center Districts in Windham, under current zoning, multi-family housing, as defined under [State Statute] is essentially non-existent in the Town of Windham,” Keach stated. Therefore, he continued, “We recommend that the planning board consider advancing an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance that would identify multi- family housing as a permitted use in one or more additional districts.” “We recommend that the planning board revisit its efforts of 2010 and 2011 to create a “Workforce Housing Overlay District” zoning ordinance amendment to be adopted on behalf of the Town of Windham.” In March of both 2010 and 2011, the voters of Windham defeated those proposed zoning ordinance amendments. According to Keach, 90 percent
of Windham is currently zoned as residential. However, he explained, “Workforce housing does not need be everywhere, but it needs to be somewhere.” “Affordable housing is part of the infrastructure that supports economic growth in a community,” he said. “Affordable housing” can be used as a magnet to attract further economic development,” he added. Multi-family development is somewhat limited, however, by Windham’s lack of public utilities, he said. As for whether or not Windham
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is doing its “fair share,” Keach said, “There is no magic number. There is no finish line. It’s a matter of judgment.” Although it is not actually in compliance with the State Statute for Workforce Housing, Keach said, “I don’t feel Windham is that far off.” “What is left to focus on is zoning,” he said, which needs more clarity. “You need to go back and simplify,” he told planning board members. “Density is God,” he commented. “How many houses per parcel are permitted?” One of the big variables in determining the ultimate price of a dwelling is the size of the parcel on which it is situated. The smaller the acreage, the lower the price.
“I can’t say that Windham is compliant, but the ability to become so is incredibly easy,” Keach told town officials.
Selectmen’s Chairman Ross McLeod said, “Relatively speaking, Windham is in good shape.” What needs to be done now, he continued, is to define the areas where “affordable housing” would work best. “How do we facilitate the additional development?” he asked. McLeod also said he believes it is possible to build “affordable” units that fit in well with the rest of the community. The next step will be for the existing
Workforce Housing sub-committee of the Windham Planning Board to once again begin reviewing pertinent portions of the existing zoning ordinance and relevant regulations, as well as to review the town’s zoning map. Keach had two final recommendations for Windham officials. “Focus where the greatest need is,” he said, “and spread workforce housing around town.”
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