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Current Programs

 

New Hampshire Emergency

Rental Assistance Program

If you need assistance with an eviction, contact 603 Legal Aid, which provides free civil legal services to low-income people.

The New Hampshire Emergency Rental Assistance Program (NHERAP) provides assistance to eligible residents of New Hampshire who cannot pay their rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 

The NH Emergency Rental Assistance Program will:

  • Cover past-due and future rent payments; utilities, such as electricity, home heating costs, water, sewer, trash; and other housing-related costs such as internet and relocation expenses associated directly or indirectly with COVID-19. Relocation expenses including rental application fees, utility hook-up fees, and security deposits are eligible.

  • Assist eligible households that may qualify for financial assistance for past-due and future rent payments beginning April 1, 2020 for a period not to exceed 12 months (or 15 months when necessary to ensure housing stability, subject to funding availability). 

  • Assist eligible households that may qualify for financial assistance for utility payments beginning March 13, 2020 for a period not to exceed 12 months (or 15 months when necessary to ensure housing stability, subject to funding availability). You may qualify for utility assistance even if you do not receive or need rental assistance.

  • Pay grants directly to the landlord or utility provider on behalf of the household.

  • Allow a landlord, with the tenant’s permission, to assist the tenant in applying for funds. We encourage tenants and landlords to talk to one another about participating in the program because both will need to provide information on the application.


What is the application process for NH Emergency Rental Assistance Program?

  • Call your CAP agency or 2-1-1 and request a paper application to complete.

  • If you need assistance in completing the application, contact your CAP agency or call 2-1-1 to identify your CAP agency.

  • When you apply, the CAP agency will assist you in identifying the information and documents you need. This may include documentation of: unemployment, job loss, or hours being reduced, increased expenses, or other COVID-related income hardships

  • The CAP agencies will review applications, check eligibility, and process payments for expenses to landlords and utilities. CAP staff are also available to assist with the application process.

  • Applications are processed in the order that they are received.

  • We will make every effort to process each application as quickly as possible; times will vary according to volume.

You are eligible for rental and/or utility assistance if:

  • At least one person in your household has qualified for unemployment benefits, had their income reduced, had significant costs, or had other financial hardship due to COVID-19. (You do not need to be receiving unemployment benefits payments to get help from this program.)
     

  • The household must be at risk for homelessness, be paying more than 30% of their income for rent and utilities, or live in unsafe or unhealthy housing, as well as meet certain income requirements.  

 

The NHERAP is a federally funded rental assistance program through the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR). It is administered by New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA), in collaboration with GOFERR and the Community Action Partnership agencies.

 

If you need assistance with an eviction notice, contact NH Legal Advice & Referral Center (LARC).


Note: The NH Emergency Rental Assistance Program is for renters, not homeowners.

 
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Need Help Applying? 

Watch this step by step video showing you how to complete your application!

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Phone: (603) 841-3440

Email: NHERAP@capbm.org

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Phone: (603) 444-0184

Email: COVIDInfo@tccap.org

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Phone: (603) 435-2448

Email: Covid19@straffordcap.org

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Phone: (603) 352-7512

Email: assistance@scshelps.org

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Phone: (603) 668-8010 ext. 6311

Email: ActionTeam@snhs.org

 

The Federal Emergency
Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford broadband internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The program opens on May 12th and provides eligible households:

  • Up to $50/month discount for broadband service;

  • Up to $75/month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands; and

  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider if the household contributes more than $10 but less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
 


Who is Eligible?
 
A household is eligible if a member of the household:

  • Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline;

  • Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year;

  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;

  • Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020;

  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating broadband provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program; or

  • If the household has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.


Check out www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit for a Consumer FAQ and other program resources.
 

Three Ways to Apply

  1. Contact your preferred participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process.

  2. Go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org to apply online and to find participating providers near you.

  3. Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application, and return it along with proof of eligibility to: 

Emergency Broadband Support Center
P.O. Box 7081,
London, KY 40742


For more help regarding the Emergency Broadband Benefit program, call 833-511-0311 or find more information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit atwww.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.

 

WIC Benefit Increase

There is a TEMPORARY increase to $35 per month on the Cash Value Benefit for all women and children on the WIC Program, June through September 2021. 

For more information and to register for the program, go to SignUpWIC.com!

 

Vaccine Registration

If you are looking to register for a vaccine appointment, go to vini.nh.gov or click the link below!