In February 2024, The New England Council launched a new Housing Working Group to bring together Council members from various sectors throughout the region to work collaboratively to address the housing shortages plaguing the region.
The New England region faces an unprecedented shortage of housing at all levels – everything from affordable rental units, to middle-income single-family homes. The shortages are having a negative impact on the region’s economy, making it difficult for employers to attract and retain talent, and making the region less attractive for businesses to locate and expand here.
The new Housing Working Group will focus on identifying and supporting federal policy proposals that aim to increase housing supply, educating federal policymakers about the impact of the shortages and impediments to solving the crisis, and fostering collaboration across different sectors and across state lines. The Working Group is open to any Council member who is interested in working on this issue – please use the form below to join.