New Hampshire

  • State Data Overview

    Across New Hampshire, there is a shortage of rental homes affordable and available to extremely low income households (ELI), whose incomes are at or below the poverty guideline or 30% of their area median income (AMI). Many of these households are severely cost burdened, spending more than half of their income on housing. Severely cost burdened poor households are more likely than other renters to sacrifice other necessities like healthy food and healthcare to pay the rent, and to experience unstable housing situations like evictions.

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    39,525
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    26%
    Renter households that are extremely low income
    $28,330
    Maximum income for 4-person extremely low income household (state level)
    -23,983
    Shortage of rental homes affordable and available for extremely low income renters
    $48,726
    Annual household income needed to afford a two-bedroom rental home at HUD's Fair Market Rent.
    65%
    Percent of extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden
  • State Level Partners

    NLIHC Housing Advocacy Organizer

    Tori Bourret

    Tori Bourret

    202.662.1530 x244 | [email protected]

    State Partners

    Housing Action NH

    PO Box 162

    Concord, NH 03302

    P 603-828-5916

    www.housingactionnh.org

    Elissa Margolin, Director

    [email protected]

    Become an NLIHC State Partner

    NLIHC’s affiliation with our state coalition partners is central to our advocacy efforts. Although our partners' involvement varies, they are all housing and homeless advocacy organizations engaged at the state and federal level. Many are traditional coalitions with a range of members; others are local organizations that serve more informally as NLIHC's point of contact.

    Inquire about becoming a state partner by contacting [email protected]

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  • Housing Trust Fund
    HTF Implementation Information

    NLIHC continues working with leaders in each state and the District of Columbia who will mobilize advocates in support of HTF allocation plans that benefit ELI renters to the greatest extent possible. Please contact the point person coordinating with NLIHC in your state (below) to find out about the public participation process and how you can be involved. Email Tori Bourret with any questions.

    NHTF logo
    Current Year HTF Allocation
    NLIHC Point Person for HTF Advocacy

    Elissa Margolin

    Director

    Housing Action NH

    603-828-5916

    [email protected]

    State Designated Entity:

    Gloria Paradise

    Director, Housing Grant Programs

    New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority

    603-310-9315

    [email protected]

    Official Directly Involved with HTF Implementation:

    Benjamin Frost

    Director, Legal and Public Affairs

    603-320-9361

    [email protected]


    State Entity Webpage

    New Hampshire Housing


    NHTF-specific pages

    Financing Programs

    Multi-Family Supportive Housing Financing Program

  • Resources
    Resources

    Housing Profiles

    State Housing Profile

    State Housing Profile: New Hampshire (PDF)

    Congressional District Housing Profile

    Congressional District Profile: New Hampshire (PDF)

    Research and Data

    National Housing Preservation Database

    The National Housing Preservation Database is an address-level inventory of federally assisted rental housing in the United States.

    Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing

    Out of Reach documents the gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing. In New Hampshire and Nationwide

    The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes

    The Gap represents data on the affordable housing supply and housing cost burdens at the national, state, and metropolitan levels. In New Hampshire and Nationwide

  • Take Action
    Tell Congress to Protect and Expand the National Housing Trust Fund
    Urge Congress to Pass a Budget with Strong Support for Affordable Housing Programs
    Tell Congress that Opportunity Zones Must Benefit Low Income People and Long-Term Residents
  • COVID-19 Resources
    COVID-19 Resources

    The Emergency Housing Program is an existing program funded through New Hampshire's Community Action Agencies (CAA) to provide emergency rental assistance to tenants at risk of facing eviction and homelessness, which New Hampshire HFA has expanded due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the program generally has a longer list of eligibility factors, households impacted by the current health crisis are required only to meet the following criteria: 1. Household income must be at or below 50 percent of the AMI. 2. The household must be a New Hampshire resident. 3. The household cannot be receiving federal rental assistance or living in public or publicly-subsidized housing. https://tinyurl.com/ydgedf9g


    NLIHC has estimated a need for no less than $100 billion in emergency rental assistance and broke down the need and cost for each state (download Excel spreadsheet). 

    Many cities and states are establishing rental assistance programs to support individuals and families impacted by COVID-19. This tracker links to news reports of various city, state and philanthropic rental assistance programs that are being established during the pandemic. Check NLIHC's cumulative list of rental assistance.


    No information at this time.

    Across the country, homeless service providers are struggling to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to follow public health guidelines and help ensure people’s safety, some shelters are being forced to reduce services, restrict admittance, or close entirely. The loss of these critical resources puts people experiencing homelessness at even higher risk of illness. Check NLIHC's cumulative list of shelter closings.

    Below is a list of shelters that have had to majorly alter services or completely close:


    No information at this time.

    Governor Chris Sununu authorized the allocation and expenditure of $35 million from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund to provide rental assistance. Of the allocated $35 million, $20 million will be initially spent, with $15 million held in reserve, for rent stabilization and housing support. Governor Sununu also announced an additional $15 million in CARES Act funding for homeless shelters.

    Updated on June 12, 2020.


    New Hampshire housing advocates, including Elissa Margolin, director of Housing Action NH, an NLIHC state partner, are warning officials about the wave of evictions that will flood the state if critical actions are not taken. Advocates and officials have outlined several proposals to stabilize the state’s rental market when moratoriums are lifted and address homelessness.


    New Hampshire is spending $3 million in federal funding to help people experiencing homelessness during the pandemic. The money will be used to provide stipends for homeless shelter staff, cover additional shelter expenses, and support agencies helping people experiencing homelessness find permanent housing. 


    Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig announced new measures on April 30 to protect people experiencing homelessness during the pandemic, including a city-sanctioned temporary camp. City officials have provided portable toilets and sinks, as well as started delivering meals to an encampment. In a letter to the community, the mayor emphasized the importance of strengthening partnerships to expand services for people experiencing homelessness in Manchester and across New Hampshire.

    No information at this time.

    Federal, state, and local eviction moratoriums are rapidly expiring and the CARES Act supplemental unemployment benefits will end soon; at that time, millions of low-income renters will be at risk of losing their homes. The NLIHC estimates at least $100 billion in emergency rental assistance is needed to keep low-income renters stably housed during and after the pandemic. This tracker links to news reports of the growing evictions crisis in various cities and states. Check NLIHC's cumulative list of eviction updates.


    In the third week of July, 14.9% of adults in New Hampshire reported they had missed their previous housing payment or had little confidence they would make their next one on time, according to a weekly survey conducted by the Census. In the same survey, 28,282 renters reported they had not paid their previous rental payment.

    Updated: July 29

    COVID-19 Resources Other

    National Media

    What to Know About Housing and Rent During the COVID-19 Emergency? https://tinyurl.com/y74ox85d

    Arbor Realty Trust launched an innovative $2 million rental assistance program to help thousands of tenants and families significantly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Arbor is contributing $1 million to the program and participating borrowers will match Arbor's advances to its tenants in need to help fill the rent gap during the hard-hit months of May and June. Together, the partnership program will provide $2 million in relief. https://tinyurl.com/y9r6x9vb