New Housing Relief Program Announced

June 16, 2020

Gov. Sununu announced the authorization of $35 million towards a new Housing Relief Program to assist families and individuals facing housing insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The New Hampshire Housing Relief Program is designed to keep people from losing their housing and to secure or maintain permanent housing.

As announced, the program has two components:

  1. One-time grants for households that suffered a limited short-term loss of household income or increased expenses that threaten the family’s ability to maintain its housing; and
  2. Short-term rental assistance program.

The Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recover will provide the funds to NH DHHS to go out to our state’s Community Action Program agencies to administer the new program. 

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