New guide provides municipalities with info about accessory dwelling units

NH Housing publication features guidance, resources


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A guide for municipal officials who are trying to navigate and implement New Hampshire’s new accessory dwelling units law has been published by the NH House Finance Authority.

“Accessory Dwelling Units in New Hampshire: A Guide for Municipalities” offers New Hampshire cities and towns information about the law and guidance on implementing it. It also has extensive resources, and examples of several municipal ADU ordinances.

A similar guide for New Hampshire homeowners will be published by NH Housing later this year.

Accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, are residential living units for one or more persons, attached to or associated with a single-family dwelling (such as an apartment over a garage, in a basement, or in an outbuilding). The new law gives New Hampshire homeowners the right to create an ADU to house a family member, caregiver or to rent out for income.

For more information, visit nhhfa.org.

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