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RFPs for Supportive Housing: Deadline March 3, 2017

New Hampshire Housing has posted two new Requests for Proposals for supportive housing. These RFPs stem from allocations to the NH Affordable Housing Fund and the National Housing Trust Fund.

RFPs Offered:

1) Supportive Housing For Persons with Substance Use Disorders (source: NH Affordable Housing Fund). The purpose of this RFP is to commit the remaining $700,000 from the 2016 allocation to the NH Affordable Housing Fund, to be used for the creation of affordable supportive recovery housing.

Full details and RFP linked here.

2) Supportive Housing for Persons with Special Needs (source: National Housing Trust Fund). This RFP makes available up to $2 million for projects that serve those earning less than 30% of the Area Median Income with housing that incorporates services for residents.  There will be a preference for projects serving the Chronically Homeless, as defined by HUD. This RFP will also be used to award Project Based Vouchers (PBVs) to allow funded projects to serve an extremely low income population for the duration of the 30-year minimum affordability period.

Full details and RFP linked here.

Comment on NH Draft Allocation Plan for National Housing Trust Fund

Deadline: July 15

Comments will be taken through July 15, 2016 on a draft Allocation Plan for the $3 million NH will receive this year from the National Housing Trust Fund.

Find our notice here about the NHTF and the comment opportunity, including links to the NH Housing notification and the draft Allocation Plan.

Click here to read Housing Action NH’s testimony at the public hearing held June 2.

ADUs Increase NH’s Housing Supply

SB146 diminishes barriers for homeowners seeking affordable housing options on their property through an attached ADU. If passed, it will help create critically needed housing, especially for:

– Seniors on fixed incomes or with health conditions
– People with disabilities
– Caregivers
– Young professionals

NH’s supply of rental housing has reached a crisis point, with a statewide vacancy rate of less than 2%, coupled with higher demand than ever.

The bill passed the Legislature and now awaits the Governor’s action. Her office can be reached at 271-2121 or by web form.