The NH Emergency Rental Assistance Program has paused accepting new applications.


The NH Emergency Rental Assistance Program (NHERAP) works with tenants and landlords in providing financial assistance for New Hampshire renters who cannot pay their rent and utilities due to the impact of the pandemic. The state’s five Community Action Partnership agencies process applications for assistance.

Given the announcement by the U.S. Treasury that New Hampshire will not receive any additional resources to continue its Emergency Rental Assistance program beyond December 29, 2022, New Hampshire Housing announced a pause to incoming applications under the NH Emergency Rental Assistance Program (NHERAP). Effective Friday, October 21, 2022, new applications 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 U.S. Treasury for additional funding.

Please note:

  • Other services and programs, such as fuel assistance, will continue to be available through the five Community Action Partnership (CAP) agencies.
  • If someone is homeless or at risk for homelessness, contact 2-1-1
  • For assistance with an eviction, contact 603 Legal Aid, which provides free civil legal services to low-income people at (603) 224-3333

NHERAP is a federally funded rental assistance program through the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR). It is administered by New Hampshire Housing, in collaboration with GOFERR and the Community Action Partnership agencies.

NHERAP is for renters and landlords, not homeowners. The federally funded NH Homeowner Assistance Fund Program (NH HAF) provides assistance to homeowners who have been affected in any way by an increase in expenses or a reduction in income as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis. If you are a homeowner, learn more about the program HERE.

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