Grant Opportunities

New Hampshire Housing offers several grant and education opportunities for nonprofits and community leaders involved in housing. 
Email for inquiries about any of these grants.

Harvey Schwartz Housing Policy Education Fund

The Harvey Schwartz Housing Policy Education Fund provides individuals from the nonprofit and public sectors an opportunity to access training to improve their knowledge of and participation in housing policy issues statewide. Individuals employed by nonprofit organizations, as well as employees, appointed officials, and volunteers of county and municipal government, are eligible to receive up to $1,000 per event, per person. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The award honors former NHHFA board member Harvey Schwartz's commitment and dedication to public affairs.

Emerging Opportunities Program

New Hampshire Housing offers the Emerging Opportunities Program to encourage and support innovative new initiatives involving nonprofit organizations engaged in affordable housing activities. Funds are awarded to New Hampshire-based nonprofit organizations whose primary mission is the development of, or advocacy for, housing that serves very-low to moderate income households. The uses of program funds are limited to one-time initiatives or "seed capital." Funded initiatives must be directly related to some improvement in the organization's structure that leads to long term sustainability of the organization, a substantial expansion of existing services, or the addition of new services.

Applications of up to $50,000 will be considered. Funding is determined based on need as demonstrated in applications. Program details >>


Housing Education and Advocacy Community Mini-Grant Program

This grant assists community leaders in efforts to promote an adequate and balanced housing supply. It is also available to local economic development groups, business groups, governments, service organizations, and regional economic development corporations. Grants of up to $5,000 may be awarded for the development of information and educational materials, targeted advertising, locally focused research activities, or other innovative methods and outreach activities designed to help reduce local resistance to housing development. View mini-grant brochure >>

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information on the grant program, including eligibility and application requirements, contact:

George Reagan
New Hampshire Housing
Housing Awareness Program Administrator