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COVID has caused problems in most people's lives.

Are you facing eviction, unemployment, or foreclosure? Do you need help paying rent, utilities, or your mortgage? Go to our special COVID section for the latest news, information, and where to get help.

NEWS

  • Free Criminal Record Annulment Clinic:  Learn about the record annulment process and meet with an attorney for free advice about your NH criminal record situation. October 27, 2021 4:30-6:30 PM at the Manchester Community Resource Center. Limited seats available. Register at CRA@603legalaid.org or by calling 603-224-3333 ext. 620. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Read more.
  • Free legal help with non-payment evictions at Manchester District Court.  CAP representatives and legal aid attorneys will be at the court to help tenants apply for rental assistance and to give free legal advice at certain dates and times for the rest of 2021. See the schedule and learn more.
  • This links to website with an IRS-approved, mobile-friendly app for filing a streamlined 2020 tax return for people wanting to sign up for any missing stimulus payments or the advance 2021 Child Tax Credit payments. It’s meant for people who haven’t already filed a 2020 tax return and DON’T have any earned income from a job or from self-employment. For those with some earned income, the website provides a link to file a more normal tax return. Either way, it’s free to use these apps.
  • The CDC eviction moratorium has ended: Learn your options.
  • Do you need help paying rent and utilities?  Find out if you qualify and how to apply for help from the New Hampshire Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Read their fact sheet. Read more.
  • Some lenders extend post-foreclosure eviction moratorium to September 30, 2021.  See if this applies to you.
  • New eviction law gives tenants more time to pay what they owe. Read more.
  • Good news for landlords! Landlords can get a $1000 bonus for housing someone with an emergency housing voucher. Recently, Emergency Housing Vouchers in the Concord area have been approved for seven individuals. These vouchers will pay market rates and landlords can get a $1000 bonus for housing someone with one of these vouchers. See information on the vouchers. Any landlords interested in working with these tenants to secure housing should contact the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness (603-290-3375) immediately.

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