Governor Sununu Responds to Mayors Letter on Homelessness, State to Establish New Council to Address Homelessness and Other Housing Issues
Concord, NH - Today, Governor Chris Sununu sent a letter to New Hampshire’s mayors detailing all the steps the state has taken to combatting homelessness. The Governor also signed an Executive Order revamping the State’s Interagency Council on Homelessness by expanding its scope and membership, as well as renaming it to the Council on Housing Stability. This new council has been tasked with updating New Hampshire’s statewide homelessness plan, and addressing broader issues with housing affordability and stability. The council is charged with presenting a preliminary plan, which includes legislative recommendations for the 2021 legislative session, no later than December 14, 2020.
“Our focus on homelessness is not new and our philosophy is consistent: housing is not an optional lifestyle commodity, but rather, is an irreplaceable requirement for any form of humane human condition,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “Housing stability is a key social determinant of health and is essential for all children, adults and families to thrive in New Hampshire. Therefore, my administration enthusiastically welcomes your willingness to partner with the state to create broad, integrated, and innovative approaches to address and prevent homelessness.”