Opening the Door: Faces of Portsmouth Housing
Melissa Ouellette is exactly the type of professional we want to attract to Portsmouth. With high housing costs preventing Melissa from saving for a home, she is dependent on her landlord keeping rents level, or being able to find a similar place in the future to be able to stay in Portsmouth.
Rising costs, low vacancy rates and high demand make that process unpredictable, preventing Melissa from planning to settle in Portsmouth permanently and build her life here.
Rebecca Perkins is a Portsmouth City Councilor.