Special Needs Housing

The Special Needs Housing Program provides financial assistance owners/sponsors of housing where the housing is provided in tandem with social service programs related to the needs of the residents.

Projects consisting of new construction, acquisition and/or rehabilitation, reconstruction or conversion are eligible.

Projects eligible for financing include permanent rental housing, single room occupancy (SRO), transitional housing, and group homes/shelters with ongoing social services designed for and directly related to the needs of the residents, as well as transitional housing, emergency crisis housing, housing for homeless families, drug/alcohol rehabilitation and recovery housing, housing for persons with a disability, and housing for persons diagnosed with severe mental illness.

Generally, this program is funded by New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority every fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) using a variety of federal and non-federal funding sources. One or two funding rounds are scheduled each year and each funding round is announced with the publication of a Request for Proposals (RFP) on New Hampshire Housing’s website, with a due date 60 to 90 days after the publication of the RFP. The RFP will identify any special priorities or rules for that funding round.

Fiscal Year 2019 Two Requests for Proposals Will Be Issued

Housing Trust Fund with PBV (RFP for Special Needs projects)

     2018 Allocation Plan

Special Needs RFP for Transitional Housing for those leaving mental health and substance use disorder treatment facilities

for Transitional Housing Projects serving Individuals with Mental Illness or Substance Use Disorders

New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (“the Authority”) is seeking applications for financing from qualified developers for projects that will provide supportive affordable transitional housing in any area of the state for individuals leaving mental health and substance use disorder treatment facilities.  The scoring criteria and other information regarding the application process is described in the RFP.  

An information session to discuss this RFP will be held at New Hampshire Housing offices in Bedford NH at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, November 13. There is no charge, but registration is required. To register, please contact Jess McCarthy at multifaminfo@nhhfa.org.

All application materials must be uploaded electronically to the Online Data Manager, www.ctkodm.com/nhhfa by 4:30 PM on January 11, 2019. Contact Laurel Treamer (603-310-9293) to set up an ODM account. If you do not yet have an ODM account you must contact Laurel Treamer no later than December 10, 2018 to set up an account.

For further information on the program, please contact Lilybel Belen at 603-310-9278 or email multifaminfo@nhhfa.org

View/Download the RFP 

To learn more about the Special Needs program, read the program rules (linked below) and subscribe to the email list for updated information. You may also contact Lilybel Belen at New Hampshire Housing, P.O. Box 5087, Manchester, NH, 03108, or 603-310-9278 or e-mail multifaminfo@nhhfa.org and ask for Lilybel Belen in the subject line.

Income Limits
Rent Limits
Utility Allowance
Developer Fee Policy
Special Needs Housing Program Rules
Special Needs Housing Program Application Form


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