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Family of four was in a homeless shelter for over a year.  They found permanent housing in a different town and NHERAP was able to assist them with the first month’s rent and security deposit to help them become stably housed.


A local family of six had to move because their apartment failed the fire code. They secured housing but as their move was unexpected, they did not have the funds for security and the first month’s rent.


A woman that had spent time at a winter shelter the last two years received a voucher through Portsmouth Housing Authority. Without HSS, this client could not have afforded the security deposit and would have remained unhoused.


A mother and 16-year-old daughter who had been living in shelters on and off for the past five years finally were able to move into their own apartment with HSS assistance.


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 …


I am a single parent – a homeless disabled veteran – who was able to find housing at the start of the pandemic. One of my children was ill and at high risk at getting COVID. I had stay home for remote learning and was unable to get a job in the medical field due …


The past year has been devastating financially as well as emotionally. To have a program that helps with overwhelming debt is such a God-send. The staff has made it uncomplicated and non-embarrassing. The worst thing about living with this heavy weight on your shoulders is having to ask for help but the staff has been …