New Hampshire Housing seeks applications for the development of supportive housing for those recovering from substance use disorders

August 4, 2016

Two million dollars available for projects adding to the state’s housing supply.

BEDFORD, N.H. (August 3, 2016) – New Hampshire Housing is currently seeking applications from entities including qualified private developers, nonprofit organizations, local housing authorities, municipalities, and others for projects that will create supportive recovery housing for low-and-moderate income persons with substance use disorders.

In response to New Hampshire’s opioid epidemic, the State appropriated $2 million dollars for the NHHFA administrated Affordable Housing Fund (AHF). The goal for these program funds is to create safe, affordable housing with services to support residents in recovery. Eligible uses for this financing include acquisition/rehabilitation, new construction, or conversion of existing housing into supportive housing.

“Housing is a key stabilizing element for someone moving along their pathway to recovery,” said Dean Christon, executive director of New Hampshire Housing. “New Hampshire Housing is working alongside state and local leaders to get these resources into communities.”

Applicants must demonstrate the ability and intent to provide supportive services to residents recovering from substance use disorders. Each application must increase the supply of supportive recovery housing in the state by rehabilitating existing housing to be used as supportive recovery housing or by constructing new housing.

More information, including the financing application and the request for proposals, can be found at NHHFA/public-notices.