An overview of current programs and programs under development
Programs Currently in Operation
New Hampshire Emergency Rental Assistance Program
NHERAP funds can cover current and past due rent, as well as utility and home energy costs for eligible households. This assistance is available retroactive to April 1, 2020 through the date of application, and the applicant may also receive assistance for these same expenses going forward. Households may receive assistance for a total of 12 months.
Payments will be provided directly to the landlord or utility provider on behalf of the household. Landlords, with the tenant’s permission, may apply for assistance on behalf of their tenant.
To be eligible, at least one person in the household must qualify for unemployment benefits, had their income reduced, had significant costs, or had other financial hardship due to COVID-19. The household must also be at risk for homelessness and meet certain income requirements.
The program is federally funded and must follow federal law. This program is only for eligible renters and landlords, not homeowners, per federal rules.
COVID-19 Expense Relief Program
The “COVID-19 Expenses Relief Program” is a reimbursement program for COVID-19 related business expenses in 2020 and 2021. Awards will be calculated on a pro-rata basis, up to a set cap that will be determined after the close of the application period. Payments will be issued following the program deadline of October 1, 2021.
Programs Under Development
Please check this page for more information, which will be posted in the coming weeks.
Federal Stimulus Programming and Guidance