As federal COVID-19 support programs fade away, evictions in New Hampshire are on the rise.
As a member of Manchester’s planning board, Molly Lunn Owen knows the city’s housing landscape better than most. But that hasn’t helped her find a house to buy.
New Hampshire officials are hoping to distribute about $2 million in grants to cities and towns as part of the InvestNH housing program this week.
In 2019, Keene’s Human Services Department recorded just one individual and one family formally asking the city for help with their housing.
New Hampshire cities and towns would be allowed to set their own rent controls on large developments – including limitations on how quickly rents could rise – under a bill proposed in the House this year.
House Speaker Sherman Packard will launch special legislative committees on housing and child care next year, bringing new focus to two persistent issues for the state.
New Hampshire will receive an additional $2.5 million in rental assistance funding from the U.S. Treasury, the department announced last week.
The average rent nationwide for a one-bedroom home is $1,105 per month and $1,342 for a two-bedroom home.
New Hampshire is a state with one of the lowest rates of rental availability in the country, and the units that are available are few in number and too expensive for the average income earner.