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The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development defines affordable housing, as “a household that spends no more than 30 percent of its annual income on housing.” In conjunction with Heading for Home, a Keene-based non-profit housing coalition, this study’s primary focus is on the issue of workforce housing in Keene and the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire. One closed-response survey was developed and distributed to Town Planners and Selectmen to ascertain opinions regarding workforce housing. A second closed-response survey was distributed at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene to determine the impact of commuting on health care professionals. A case study was also conducted on Walpole, New Hampshire, where a 52 acre parcel of land has been preserved with the support of many public and private organizations. Education, participation, and legislation are all essential and necessary if New Hampshire wishes to house its workforce.