Wilton Housing Opportunity Planning Grant (HOP)
Many residents contributed anonymous comments on the recent Housing Opportunity Planning (HOP) Survey. The HOP Advisory Committee appreciates those efforts and the valuable information those comments will provide for Planning Board consideration. During the committee reviews, it was obvious that there is some confusion on topics of broad interest to our citizens, beyond the topic of housing, so we’ve prepared this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to help residents better understand the facts about how their town works: Wilton Resident FAQs
June 14, 2023:
Community Forum on Housing
The forum was held at Florence Rideout Elementary School:
- Community Forum on Housing Agenda
- Community Forum on Housing Presentation Slide deck
- Who is moving to Wilton? (handout from the event)
- NEW - Community Forum on Housing Summary
May 3, 2023: The Wilton Planning Board conducted a community survey of Wilton residents, property and business owners. The survey is intended to obtain initial information about perceived housing needs, characteristics of desired neighborhoods, reactions to housing alternatives, and possible obstacles to development.
The Town of Wilton was recently awarded an Housing Opportunity Planning (HOP) Grant! The purpose of HOP Grants is to assist those municipalities looking to increase housing opportunities through community engagement and regulatory change. The Planning Board intends to provide project updates at each of their meetings, with opportunity for public comment.
Through this grant, the Wilton Planning Board has engaged NRPC as a consultant to work on three phases of regulatory change:
- Phase1: Needs Analysis and Planning
- Phase 2: Regulatory Audits
- Phase 3: Regulatory Development
The grant is being received from the InvestNH Municipal Planning & Zoning Grant Program, funded by the NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs as part of the $100 million InvestNH Initiative with ARPA State Fiscal Recovery funds. This award will be administered jointly by NH Housing, Plan NH, and UNH Cooperative Extension.