3 N.H. cities announce homelessness joint task force

Associated Press
Monday, February 12, 2018

The mayors of three cities in New Hampshire have officially come together to create a special regional commission to address homelessness.

On Friday, Somersworth Mayor Dana Hilliard formally released the mission of the Tri-City Joint Task Force on Homelessness. Foster’s Daily Democrat reported that the first step for the task force will be to create a master plan that outlines how Dover, Somersworth and Rochester can create a more robust homeless shelter for the region.

The process to form the task force began in January after more than 80 people sought help at a temporary warming shelter that operated in Rochester during the winter.

Hilliard, Dover Mayor Karen Weston and Rochester Mayor Caroline McCarley said it helped them recognize the need to address the growing issues surrounding homelessness.