Mortgage Payment Assistance Program for New Hampshire Homeowners Affected By Coronavirus

New Hampshire offers up to $2,500 to homeowners affected by COVID-19.

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu has allocated federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to help homeowners in that state who’ve been economically impacted by the COVID-19 national emergency.

Starting June 30, 2020, the New Hampshire Housing Relief Program will offer eligible homeowners a one-time grant of up to $2,500.

How to Qualify for the New Hampshire Housing Relief Program

To qualify for mortgage assistance, you must have experienced a COVID-19 related loss of household income or increased household expenses. This grant program is geared to those households who will be able to maintain their housing without further assistance after the one-time payment.

How You Can Spend the Assistance Money

You can use the money to pay:

  • past-due housing or household related expenses that might impact your ability to remain in the property, like overdue mortgage payments, or
  • other housing-related one-time expenses that, if not paid, impact your ability to stay in the property.

How the Program Works

The one-time payment will be made directly to your loan servicer. (Short-term rental assistance, up to $2,500, is available too.)

How to Apply

The application process opens June 30, 2020. Apply online through your local Community Action Program (CAP) Agency, which will administer the program. The program is scheduled to end by December 30, 2020.

How to Get More Information

If you have questions about the New Hampshire Housing Relief Program:

  • read this program overview
  • contact your local CAP agency
  • call 2-1-1 or visit https://www.211nh.org
  • call the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) at 866-444-4211, or
  • contact the DHHS Bureau of Housing Supports at 271-9196 or dhhs.bhhs@dhhs.nh.gov.

Effective date: June 30, 2020