NH Emergency Rental Assistance Toolkit

If you need assistance with an eviction, contact 603 Legal Aid, which provides free civil legal services to low-income people.

The NH Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides financial assistance for New Hampshire renters who cannot pay their rent and utilities during the pandemic. The program works with tenants and landlords, and is expected to be available through at least 2022.  The state’s five Community Action Partnership agencies accept and process applications for assistance. Applications can be submitted at CAPNH.org. Click here for program details.

Visit the NHERAP Data Dashboard (Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery – GOFERR)



NHERAP & HAF


This program is for renters and landlords, not homeowners. The federal Homeowner Assistance Fund Program (HAF) will provide assistance to homeowners during the COVID-19 pandemic, and is expected to launch in January 2022. 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

HUDSON

My family and I were struggling quite a bit with my fiancé and I working and having to take time off for our sons Autism services multiple times a week. The stress of our daily lives was starting to take a toll on our mental health and we couldn’t get ahead financially. We found ourselves living paycheck to paycheck struggling to afford essentials. The Emergency Rental Assistance gave us a breath of fresh air and the opportunity to have some relief mentally and financially. My family is grateful for what you did for us.

Manchester

Dozens of our residents have taken advantage of the rental assistance program… Tenants have been able to get up to three months rent covered, and the process has been relatively smooth…We took a proactive approach, sending out forms to tenants who were behind on rent, and working with tenants and CAP to complete the applications [from a property management company].

NASHUA

I myself have had and still have some struggles between work and personal health. I have a chance to find financial, mental and emotional stability again. What you do for people including myself is truly a blessing and I can’t possibly thank you enough.

PITTSFIELD

I had lost my job last year due to COVID and was on unemployment. I was evicted from my apartment because the landlord wanted to renovate. The landlord cut my utilities and put me through the court process. The program helped pay the rent that I owed at the time but I ended up becoming homeless. I was placed in a hotel until I could find an apartment. The rental assistance program paid my security deposit and 3 months of rent!