Special Programs

The following special voucher programs have sub-lists on the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) wait list. To be placed on the sub-list for a specific program, check that program on the HCV application. If you are already on the HCV wait list and believe you qualify for a special program, you may call to be added to the sub-list for that program. Third-party verification of eligibility for a special program is required prior to receiving a voucher.

New Hampshire Housing received 120 vouchers through the American Rescue Plan (ARP), specifically targeted to assist individuals and families who are homeless and/or fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking.

If you are already connected with a housing or domestic violence agency and receive services through the Coordinated Entry System, you can contact one of the agencies listed below to see if you are eligible for a referral for an emergency voucher.

  • If you are already connected with housing support:
    • Contact your housing case manager for further details regarding eligibility.
  • If you are not connected with housing support:
    • Contact NH-211 by dialing 211 or 866-444-4211
  • If you are fleeing domestic violence?

Information for Continuum’s of Care (COC’s)

Application Package

Form Name Additional Instructions
EHV Referral Form  None
EHV Eligibility Checklist None
Marketing Personal Declaration Form None
Citizenship Declaration Form One form for each member of the household
Voucher Signed by head of household only
Statement of Family Responsibility Signed by head of household only
New Hampshire Housing Release All adult household members must sign
HUD 9886 All adult household members must sign
HUD 52675 – Debts Owed All adult household members must sign
Criminal Release Instructions None
State of NH Criminal Release All adult households must sign
Out of State Criminal Release Only needed if someone has lived outside the state of NH for the last 7 years.


If the applicant has access to the following documents, provide with the application. Otherwise, they will need to supply them to NHHFA within 90 days of being admitted to the program.

  • Copy of Social Security card for each household member
  • Copy of Birth certificates for each family member
    • If an applicant does not have a copy of their birth certificate, there are alternate documents which will be accepted. New Hampshire Housing will accept:
      • A license that contains the name and date of birth date.
      • A state non-driver ID.
      • A federal or state generated form that shows the person’s name and date of birth.
      • If an applicant does not have a birth certificate or any of the alternate documents, New Hampshire Housing will reimburse the client for the cost incurred to obtain the birth certificate (proof of payment/receipt is required).
  • 3rd party verification of all assets dated within the last 60 days.
  • 3rd party verification of all income dated within the last 60 days.
  • 3rd party verification of all deductions dated within the last 60 days.

Other Forms

Security Deposit Agreement
EHV Special Fees Request Form
Request for Tenancy Approval
Fair Market Rents
Landlord Incentive Flyer


New Hampshire Housing received a special allocation of vouchers for homeless veterans. These vouchers come through a special screening process which is handled by the Veterans Administration. The program is governed by several special regulations with regard to initial criminal screening, family break up policy and case management.

The Mainstream Voucher Program provides voucher assistance to households that include a non-elderly person(s) with disabilities, defined as any family that includes a person with disabilities who is at least 18 years old and not yet 62 years old.

Applicants may qualify for a preference on the waiting list if they are transitioning out of institutional or segregated setting or at serious risk of institutionalization because lack of access to supportive services for independent living, or they would be institutionalized if their services were cut

Applicants must meet all other eligibility requirements for the Housing Choice Voucher Program. New Hampshire Housing will coordinate housing search assistance with other agencies to assist disabled clients with locating units, including units with needed accessibility features.

The Family Unification Program (FUP) provides rental assistance in partnership with the New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth, and Families to two groups:

Families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in the imminent placement of the family’s child, or children, in out-of-home care; or the delay in the discharge of the child, or children to the family from out-of-home care.

Youth at least 18 years – 24 years of age (have not reached their 25th birthday) who left foster care, or will leave foster care within 90 days and are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless at age 16 or older. As required by statute, a FUP voucher issued to such youth may only be used to provide housing assistance for the youth for a maximum of 36 months.