- NH Emergency Rental Assistance Toolkit
NH Emergency Rental Assistance Toolkit
A new federally funded New Hampshire Emergency Rental Assistance Program (NHERAP) launched March 15, 2021 to provide assistance to eligible residents who cannot pay their rent and utilities due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. NHERAP will cover past-due and future rent payments; utilities, such as electricity, home heating costs, water, sewer, trash; and other housing-related costs such as internet and relocation expenses associated directly or indirectly with COVID-19. Relocation expenses including rental application fees, utility hook-up fees, and security deposits are eligible. Click here for program details.
The five regional Community Action Partnership (CAP) agencies are accepting applications and administering payments for the program. Full program guidelines and the NHERAP application (online and a printable form) are available at www.CAPNH.org.
Visit the NHERAP Data Dashboard (Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery – GOFERR)
This program is for renters and landlords, not homeowners. The federal Homeowner Assistance Fund Program (HAF), which will provide assistance to homeowners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, will be launched later this year. If you are at risk of foreclosure or are having difficulty paying your home mortgage, utilities, home insurance or property taxes, please call 2-1-1. This is a free service offered by Granite United Way and they will help identify resources available for you, which could include a referral for free housing counseling services.
The NHERAP is a federally funded rental assistance program through the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR). It is administered by New Hampshire Housing, in collaboration with GOFERR and the Community Action Partnership agencies.
Who NHERAP Has Helped
NHERAP PROGRAM LINKS
- Program Details
- Apply at CAPNH.org (Community Action Partnership agency)
- Application Process & Timeline Diagram
- How to Complete the Online Application (video)
- Email us to request printed copies
Please note that there is a federal eviction moratorium. This means that through June 30, 2021, landlords may not evict tenants due to nonpayment of rent during COVID-19 when tenants give their landlord the CDC Eviction Declaration Form.
If you need assistance with an eviction, contact 603 Legal Aid, which provides free civil legal services to low-income people.