Special Needs Housing

A new management agent questionnaire is available for developers and property managers applying for Special Needs financing. This questionnaire must be completed and submitted with any proposal for Special Needs financing (it is item #10 on the list of Required Application Submissions on page seven of the RFP for Housing Trust Fund and Project Based Vouchers). The questionnaire is available on the Authority website (go to http://www.nhhfa.org/asset-management-compliance and scroll to the bottom under “Forms.”)

The Special Needs Housing Program provides financial assistance owners/sponsors of special needs housing where housing is provided in tandem with social service programs related to the needs of the residents.

Projects consisting of new construction, acquisition and/or rehabilitation, reconstruction or conversion are eligible.

Projects eligible for financing include permanent rental housing, single room occupancy (SRO), transitional housing, and group homes/shelters with ongoing social service programs designed for and directly related to the needs of the residents, as well as transitional housing, emergency crisis housing, housing for homeless families, drug/alcohol rehabilitation housing, housing for persons with a disability, and housing for persons diagnosed with severe mental illness.

Generally, this program is funded by New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority every fiscal year using a variety of federal and non-federal funding sources. One or two funding rounds are scheduled each year and each funding round is announced with the publication of a Request for Proposals (RFP) on New Hampshire Housing’s website, with a due date 60 to 90 days after the publication of the RFP. The RFP will identify any special priorities or rules for that funding round.

Fiscal Year 2018 Proposed Schedule for Special Needs Requests for Proposals

Housing Trust Fund (RFP for Special Needs projects)

  • 9/13/17 - Publish RFP [View RFP]
  • 10/12/17 - Information Session at NHHFA Office, Bedford, NH
  • 1/12/18 -  Applications Due
  • 3/31/18 -  Financing reservations made by NHHFA staff

Special Needs RFP (Authority-funded)

  • 12/15/17 - Publish RFP [View RFP]
  • 1/11/18 -  Information Session at NHHFA Office, Bedford, NH
  • 3/30/18 - Applications Due
  • 6/30/18 - Financing reservations made by NHHFA staff

Dates are subject to change.

To learn more about the Special Needs program, read the program rules (linked below) and subscribe to the email list for updated information. You may also contact Rob Dapice at New Hampshire Housing, P.O. Box 5087, Manchester, NH, 03108, or 603-310-9209 or e-mail multifaminfo@nhhfa.org and ask for Rob Dapice in the subject line.

Income Limits
Rent Limits
Utility Allowance
Developer Fee Policy
Special Needs Housing Program Rules

Special Needs Housing Program Application Form


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