Panelists at our ADU workshop included, from left to right, William Ross, Jen Libby, Kurt Clason, Janet Bye, Matt Sullivan, Cathy Box, Debra Golder, and not shown, Susan Slack.

Thank you for attending our ADU workshop

For those of you who turned out for our workshop on Accessory Dwelling Units, we hope you enjoyed it and learned as much as we did from our excellent panelists: Guest Speaker and Moderator Susan Slack, principal planner with the New Hampshire Office of Energy & Planning. Panelists include Janet Bye of Bye Insurance Group, Inc., in Wakefield, builder/remodeler Kurt Clason of K.A. Clason-Fine Woodworking Corp., in Ossipee, Matt Sullivan, Director of Planning & Development, Town of Wolfeboro, Jennifer Libby of Keller Williams Realty in Wolfeboro, Debra Golder, Sr. Branch Manager of Northway Bank, and William Ross, Mortgage Loan Officer at Northway Bank’s West Ossipee branch.

Many homeowners may be unaware of the new regulations — and this event was one way to inform the public. The fundamental requirement of the new law is that every municipality with a zoning ordinance shall allow accessory dwelling units – also called in-law apartments – as a matter of right, or by either conditional use permit or by special exception, in all zoning districts that permit single family dwellings. The legislation, effective June 1, 2017, may benefit aging or disabled homeowners and their caregivers, single parents, recent college graduates weighed down with debt, and others by providing housing options that may have been otherwise prohibited in some communities.

For those of you who were unable to attend — we’re aware of an incorrect calendar listing — please check out the digital copy of the ADU Workshop presentation packet and more on “Learn More” page.


Welcome to the Eastern Lakes Region Housing Coalition (ELRHC) website. We appreciate this opportunity to share our goals, information resources and purpose with you. We will share any ongoing activities and news regarding workforce housing, workshops and events in our service area and beyond. The ELRHC is affiliated with the Wentworth Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO). We appreciate the ongoing corporate support of WEDCO in our efforts to have a positive impact in our community. The ELRHC is a 501(c)(3) not for profit charitable organization. All donations to the coalition are tax deductible. The ELRHC does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

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