We understand that the pause on the New Hampshire Emergency Rental Assistance Program has created uncertainty for many in our community. We will do our best to keep you updated on the most current information, so that you can make plans for the future. The below statement is the most up to date information that we have.
On Thursday, October 20, 2022, the U.S. Treasury announced that New Hampshire will not receive any additional resources to continue the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Effective Friday, October 21, 2022, new applications and new recertifications will not be accepted pending a review of the existing pipeline of applications, the level of federal funding available, and the status of existing State requests to the U.S. Treasury for additional funding.
If you sent in an application or recertification by October 20, 2022, it is in the queue to be processed. All applications in the pipeline will be reviewed and funded (pending eligibility and funding availability). CAPSC is processing applications in order of the date and time they were received, unless an application is eligible for priority processing based on the program guidelines that have been in place since the inception of the program.
For timely updates, please continue to check our website and social media, as well as visit the New Hampshire Housing website: https://www.nhhfa.org/emergency-rental-assistance/.
For those who are homeless or at risk for homelessness, please contact 2-1-1. For assistance with an eviction, contact 603 Legal Aid, which provides free civil legal services to people with unstable incomes at (603) 224-3333.