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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.

Summer 2016 News & Legislative Update Posted

A successful state legislative session closed with the signing of SB 533, appropriating $2 million to the Affordable Housing Fund for those with substance use disorders. Housing advocates were also pleased to see signs of progress at the federal level with the introduction of the Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act in the US Senate as well as a LIHTC expansion proposal. For details on these and other topics, as well as reports and events of interest to NH housing advocates, click 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.

May 2016 News & Legislative Update

Advocacy for inclusion of recovery housing in the state’s response to the substance use disorder crisis remains a priority of Housing Action NH’s work at the state level. At the federal level, members of NH’s congressional delegation have been leading the way on necessary reforms to rural housing programs to protect affordable units and tenants.

Click here for an update on these and other housing and homelessness topics.

 

Housing Finance Reform

The US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs approved housing finance reform legislation on May 15 by a vote of 13-9. However, because the measure was unable to garner support from six key Democratic senators on the Committee, the legislation is unlikely to advance to the full Senate before the end of the 113th Congress. As drafted, the bill would have provided $3.75 billion a year for the National Housing Trust Fund, which could have meant up to $5-10 million in additional funding for NH. The new director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Mel Watt, noted at a recent address that his agency will not be weighing in on the pending legislation.