Housing

Call 2-1-1 in Vermont and New Hampshire or visit their websites for housing resources including overnight shelter, rental housing, tenant rights, and more.

NEW – New Hampshire Emergency Rental Assistance Program

New Hampshire Housing launched the New Hampshire Emergency Rental Assistance Program on March 15. Similar to the prior housing stability program, rental assistance will be administered by the state’s 5 regional Community Action Partnership agencies

Lynn Lippitt, NH Housing’s Director of Housing Services, provided an overview of the program on Housing Action NH’s recent housing zoom. In addition, a frequently asked questions document can be found here.

Evictions and Foreclosures

New Hampshire

For up-to-date information regarding evictions and foreclosures in New Hampshire visit: https://nhlegalaid.org/legal-issues-during-covid-19-crisis 

Vermont

 

Additional Resource in VT:

Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA): SEVCA provides a wide variety of services to individuals and families in Windham and Windsor Counties, including utility and housing assistance; help accessing State and local support networks like 3SquaresVT, supplemental fuel assistance, medical insurance, unemployment benefits, etc.; financial literacy courses; small business development; tax assistance; weatherization services; Head Start; advocacy, information, and referrals; and thrift stores. SEVCA is also available to help people affected by COVID-19 find, explore, and access options for recovery and stabilization. Visit the SEVCA Website for more details.

In Vermont, while many in-court appearances are postponed, it is still possible for a landlord to file a Complaint to start the eviction process. If that happens, you still have to respond by filing an Answer within 21 days. Filing deadlines are still in effect. Learn more in the Evictions pages of the VT Law Help website.

Legal Assistance

Guidance to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to COVID-19

Resources for Shared and Congregate Housing

Local Resources for Families in Need

New Hampshire

  • Town Welfare Office. All towns in New Hampshire are required to assist their residents with basic needs, which includes housing. If you need financial help, contact your town or city hall and ask for the welfare official. If the welfare official is not available, ask for the town or city manager. 
  • LISTEN Community Services will be conducting Housing Helper appointments by phone only. Please call 603-448-4553 or email reception@listencs.org to be connected to a service coordinator.
  • City of Lebanon Human Services: The office will be open for appointments only from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm and 2:00-4:00 pm.  Customers need to call (603-448-2944) or email (welfare@lebanonnh.gov) to schedule an appointment.
  • Tri-County CAP Homeless Outreach, Intervention and Prevention: Alternative methods of service delivery for walk-ins and transportation to shelter will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. On-going case management services will be conducted using technology. Please call 606-444-0184 for services and information. (Serves Grafton, Carroll, and Coos County of New Hampshire)
  • Information and Guidance from New Hampshire Legal Assistance on Eviction, Unemployment, COVID-19 resources and more.

Vermont

  • The Upper Valley Haven: All supportive housing coordination including Parkhurst Program and Family Supportive Housing Services will occur via telephone: 802-295-6500
  • Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA): Appointments for housing assistance can be scheduled by calling Westminster office (802-722-4575 or 800-464-9951) or any satellite locations in Brattleboro, Springfield, WRJ, and Windsor. You can find your local contact number on the SEVCA website.  
  • CAPSTONE: Emergency Housing and Fuel Assistance to be scheduled over the phone with a counselor. 1-800-639-1053. Serves the Washington, Orange, and Lamoille Counties of Vermont.