New Hampshire Housing offers several grant and education opportunities for nonprofits and community leaders involved in housing.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details about any of these grant programs.
New Hampshire Housing Grants Program
The Partnership Grants Program is intended to encourage and support housing education and advocacy at the local and regional level that promotes the relationship between an adequate and balanced housing supply and economic growth and stability, leading to changes in municipal and state land use regulations and other processes that encourage the creation of a diverse housing stock.
The Partnership Grants Program has three components of funding:
These grants provide up to $50,000 (up to $20,000 for start-up organizations) in funding and are available to non-profit economic development or community development organizations, including organizations that have not traditionally participated in housing advocacy with New Hampshire Housing, that propose to establish a workforce housing education and advocacy program, or start-up organizations whose primary mission is workforce housing education and advocacy. These are one-time-only grants with no matching funds required.
Grants of up to $40,000 are available to non-profit economic development or community development organizations that have existing workforce housing education and advocacy programs, or non-profit organizations whose primary mission is workforce housing education and advocacy. Organizations must be established for at least one year and dollar-for-dollar matching funds are required. Grant awards are based on a review of the work plan and the funding resources needed to fulfill the organization’s work plan.
Mini Grants are made in amounts of up to $5,000 and are available to support the housing education and advocacy efforts of local or regional business groups, economic development groups, ad hoc groups, business and community leaders, service organizations, non-profit organizations and local governments. Eligible activities also include the funding of technical assistance (by third parties) to explore housing friendly land use regulations and may also be used to research the feasibility of starting a local or regional housing advocacy initiative. No match is required; however the availability of matching funds will be a consideration in the funding decisions.
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.