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.
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.
HB269 was defeated on Feb. 11 in the NH House by a division vote of 187-167. Prior to the full House vote, the House Judiciary Committee had recommended the bill Inexpedient to Legislate (against passage) 13-2.
Thank you to all advocates who contacted House members to educate and alert them to the devastating effects increasing upfront rent costs would have in NH!
Find out what policies Housing Action NH is prioritizing for 2015. Read our latest News & Legislative Update here – eepurl.com/bdiUPv