HUD Archives: News Releases

Kristine Foye
(617) 994-8218
For Release
February 19, 2009


U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced the Obama Administration is awarding more than $5.7 million in grants to support 44 local homeless service programs throughout New Hampshire. The funding is part of $1.6 billion that is being awarded nationwide. (See below for a complete list of grants
awarded in New Hampshire

"With the foreclosure and unemployment crisis looming, millions of families - both homeowners and renters - are in danger of losing their homes so we must focus substantial resources to help those families find stable housing," said Donovan. "The grants being awarded today, along with the recovery plan's additional $1.5 billion, will offer a critical lifeline to those persons and families who, after a foreclosure or job loss, might otherwise be faced with
homelessness. Today we are announcing an unprecedented commitment to fund programs that have a proven track record of providing real housing solutions for our most vulnerable neighbors."

HUD's homeless funding is provided in two ways, through Continuum of Care grants, and through Emergency Shelter Grants.

  • Continuum of Care Grants provide permanent and transitional housing to homeless persons. In addition, Continuum grants fund important services including job training, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and child care. The grants are awarded competitively to help local programs meet the needs of their homeless clients. The funding is used for a wide variety of programs, from street outreach and assessment programs to transitional and permanent housing for homeless persons and families. In New Hampshire, $5,146,084 in Continuum of Care funding is being awarded.

  • Emergency Shelter Grants provide funds for the operation of local shelters and related social service and homeless prevention programs. Emergency Shelter Grants are allocated based on a formula to state and local governments to create, improve and operate emergency shelters for homeless persons. These funds may also support essential services including job training, health care, drug/alcohol treatment, childcare and homelessness prevention activities. By helping to support emergency shelter, transitional housing and needed support services, Emergency Shelter Grants are designed to move homeless persons away from a life on the street toward permanent housing. In New Hampshire, $576,633 in ESG funding is being awarded.

This year, HUD launched a new electronic grant submission process called e-snaps. This new electronic system
allows applicants to store their submissions as they work on them and significantly reduces the time it takes HUD
staff to review these applications. It also saves considerable effort by avoiding burdensome and time-consuming
data entry. In the end, e-snaps will streamline and accelerate the process of awarding HUD grants to local homeless programs across the country.


Note: For information on HUD's homeless programs, please contact Kristine Foye at (617) 994-8218 or via email.
For information on how the local grantee will administer the funding, please contact the local Continuum of Care:

  • State of New Hampshire Continuum of Care: (603) 271-5059
  • Manchester Continuum of Care: (603) 641-4746
  • Nashua Continuum of Care: (603) 883-3851, ext. 47

Fiscal Year 2008 - Continuum of Care Competition
Homeless Assistance Award Report with ESG - New Hampshire

Project Name Program Awarded Amount
NH-500 - New Hampshire Balance of State CoC
Beaver Lake Lodge SHPR $247,279
Bow/Glen Housing Program SHPR $68,092
CLM Shelter Plus Care S+CR $287,700
CLM Shelter Plus Care II S+C $173,340
Families in Transition Concord Community Permanent Housing Program SHPR $96,078
Families in Transition Permanent Housing Program Concord SHPR $71,766
Franklin Falls Farm SHPR $116,524
Friendship House SHPR $188,568
Genesis Behavioral Health Summer Street Project SHP $37,497
Gilpin House SHPR $132,011
Homeless Management Information System SHPR $79,047
Homeless Outreach Intervention Prevention Program SHPR $357,642
McGrath Street Permanent Housing SHPR $99,632
New Hampshire Hospital Transitional Housing Program SHPR $236,866
Next Steps Transitional Housing Program SHPR $88,497
Our Place SHPR $54,239
Rochester Family Transitional Housing SHPR $143,815
Rochester Homeless Housing Initiative (Academy Street) SHPR $85,865
SCS Permanent Housing Project SHPR $80,640
Springbrook Condominium Project SHPR $14,154
Sullivan County Transitional Housing Program SHPR $112,951
Tideview Condos: Permanent Housing for Persons with Disabilities SHPR $42,097
Total: $2,814,300
NH-501 - Manchester CoC
Homeless Management Information System Manchester SHPR $52,838
Liberty House SHPR $50,000
Manchester Homeless Outreach/Case Management SHPR $36,039
MHCGM - Gemini House SHPR $72,590
Millyard Transitional Housing Program SHPR $111,300
Millyard Transitional Housing Program Phase II SHPR $44,000
Permanent Housing Program I - Manchester SHPR $67,183
Permanent Housing Program II - Manchester SHPR $122,500
Steps To Success SHPR $63,000
Your Way Home SHPR $47,734
Total: $667,184
NH-502 - Nashua/Hillsborough County CoC
Employment Advocacy Program SHPR $59,545
Homeless Management Information System Nashua SHPR $12,778
Marguerites Place Inc SHPR $58,480
Nashua Homeless Outreach/Case Management SHPR $32,191
Permanent Housing 2 SHPR $196,762
Permanent Housing 3 SHPR $873,170
Permanent Housing 4 SHPR $104,440
Permanent Housing 5 SHPR $171,308
Permanent Housing 6 SHPR 56,141
Permanent Housing 7 SHPR $13,466
Permanent Housing 9 SHP $26,236
Transitional Living Center SHPR $60,083
Total: $1,664,600
CoC Total $5,146,084
Manchester $82,176
NH State Program $494,457
Total: $576,633
State Total: $5,722,717

SHP: Supportive Housing Program, designed to develop supportive housing and services that will allow homeless persons to live as independently as possible. Through SHP, homeless individuals will achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and/or their incomes. These grants are designed to move people away from a life on the street toward self-sufficiency.

SHPR: Supportive Housing Program renewal grant.

S+C: Shelter Plus Care, is designed to provide housing and supportive services on a long-term basis for homeless individuals with disabilities, primarily those with serious mental illness, chronic problems with alcohol and drugs, and AIDS.

S+CR: Shelter Plus Care renewal grant.


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