Emergency Housing Program
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The National Low Income Housing Coalition is providing this data as a public service. NLIHC will continue to update the database. The accuracy of the data is based on information provided by the programs' administrators and user submissions.
The Emergency Housing Program, administered by the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, provides short-term assistance to households for rental payments when municipalities are unable to offer assistance. Participants must be New Hampshire residents. In addition, all other potential sources of assistance must be explored and exhausted before receiving assistance and they must be in imminent danger of eviction due to financial difficulty. Eligible applicants must pay 30% of their income on rent. The program will be able to assist approximately 25 households at time, with up to three months of assistance.
The program is self-funded by the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority. These funds are recaptured monies from properties that pre-pay their mortgages. In FY12, $300,000 was allocated to the program and approximately 500 households are served each year. The amount allocated to the program in FY13 and FY14 was $350,000.