About Housing Action New Hampshire

Housing Action NH is a coalition of organizations and individual members united around a common vision that everyone benefits when all Granite Staters have a safe, decent, affordable place to call home.

Powered by its statewide member network, Housing Action NH fosters and coordinates alliances to advocate for strong public investments and policies that preserve and increase the supply of housing that is affordable to NH’s low income residents. We prioritize and engage our members to act on state and national housing policies to improve the local housing landscape and to end homelessness in New Hampshire.

News & Updates

ALERT: HB269 Increases Homelessness & Costs – Take Action!

SCHEDULING UPDATE:

Due to the predicted storm, the NH legislature will not conduct business on Tuesday, January 27. The hearing for HB269 is rescheduled for Wednesday, January 28, 2:30 pm in House Judiciary, Room 208 Legislative Office Building. 

HB269 would allow private landlords to collect both first and last month’s rent, plus security deposit of up to one additional month’s rent from prospective tenants — 50% more than what is currently allowed under NH law. This promises not only to increase homelessness, but to increase costs on nonprofit agencies and local, state and federal government programs designed to assist with rental deposits. The House Judiciary Committee will hear this bill Tuesday.

Take action:
1) Email members of House Judiciary before Wednesday
2) Or, attend the hearing: 

Wednesday, January 28, 2:30 PM*
House Judiciary Committee
Room 208, Legislative Office Building

Click here to learn more about HB269.

*UPDATED hearing date

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Housing Matters Workgroup Meets Feb. 13

The Housing Matters Workgroup convenes monthly to learn, connect and share with a network of advocates united around affordable housing and ending homelessness in New Hampshire. Meetings are held in Concord. These meetings are open to any interested Housing Action NH member.

Please contact Housing Action NH’s Membership Coordinator for details about Housing Matters Workgroup or to receive meeting notices at laurel@housingactionnh.org.

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