Eviction Moratorium Ends, but Assistance is Available for Landlord and Tenants
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium ended on August 26, 2021 and the Court has resumed normal processing of eviction cases. For more information, check out these FAQs and Circuit Court’s landlord and tenant page.
Assistance is Available for Landlord and Tenants: If you are a landlord or a tenant who wishes to avoid eviction proceedings due to non-payment of rent or other charges, federal funds may be available through the New Hampshire Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
A federally funded New Hampshire Emergency Rental Assistance Program (NHERAP) launched March 15 to provide assistance to eligible residents of New Hampshire who cannot pay their rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. NHERAP will be administered by New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA), in collaboration with the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR).
To be eligible for rental or utility assistance, at least one person in the household must have qualified for unemployment benefits, had their income reduced, had significant costs, or had other financial hardship due to COVID-19. The household must be at risk for homelessness or housing instability, and meet certain income requirements.
The five regional Community Action Partnership (CAP) agencies will administer applications and payments for the program. Full program guidelines and the NHERAP application (online and a printable form) are available online at the Community Action Partnership website.
Help Sessions for Tenants Facing Eviction
New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) and 603 Legal Aid offered free online help sessions for tenants facing eviction.
During these Eviction Clinics, legal aid attorneys and paralegals explained tenants’ rights during an eviction and answered questions. They did not provide legal advice for specific cases at the clinics.
The sessions were recorded and are available on NHLA’s YouTube channel
More information: at nhlegalaid.org or call 1-800-639-5290.