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Program To Help New Hampshire Renters Pay Bills

N.H. program to help renters
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Gov. Chris Sununu says a new program will help eligible residents in New Hampshire who can't pay their rent and utilities because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The New Hampshire Emergency Rental Assistance Program will be administered by the New Hampshire Housing Authority, in coordination with the Governor's Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery.

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.  Landlords may apply for assistance on behalf of their tenant, with the tenant's permission. Application information will be available by March 15.

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