Housing Services

New Hampshire Emergency Rental Assistance Program FAQs

We are not accepting any new applications or any new recertifications for the program regardless of the housing emergency. If you have an eviction notice, please contact a housing specialist at covid19@straffordcap.org. Put eviction notice in the subject line.

While everyone’s situation is different, applications submitted before October 21st are in the queue and will be processed in the order it was received. Assistance will be based on funding availability.

If you are currently enrolled in the program, you must apply for recertification every three months. To be considered for future assistance, you must have submitted your recertification information before October 21st. If you submitted your recertification before October 21st, your application is in the queue and will be processed in the order it was received.

If you did not submit your recertification application before October 21st, your assistance will not renew after your current three-month period.

Unfortunately, unless your recertification was submitted prior to October 21st, your rental assistance will end after your current three-month enrollment period. You will need to plan to pay for your rent and utilities once your current three months is up.

CAPSC does not have additional funding to support the ongoing rental assistance for nearly 4,000 households. We strongly encourage you to meet with a CASPC Housing Stability case worker to make a plan or come to a walk-in day at our office to talk about other options.

YES! We have fuel and electric assistance to help with high winter energy bills. Applications and appointments can be found at https://straffordcap.org/fuel-assistance/. Please visit our website, www.straffordcap.org, to view all of our available programs and services. In addition, the local welfare offices are a resource for emergency assistance, as well. CAPSC does have limited funding to help with security deposits and moving costs if you are moving to a new unit with lower rent. Housing Stability case workers are available to help discuss options and make plans.

We encourage you to email us at COVID19@straffordcap.org with your specific questions. You can also call our main line at 603-435-2500.