HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 11-08
Rhonda Siciliano
(617) 994-8355
For Release
April 28, 2011


MANCHESTER - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Regional Administrator Barbara Fields today announced that
New Hampshire will receive $311,000 in new grant funds to support three homeless programs across the state. Today's announcement marks the first-ever grants to local projects that provide critically needed housing and
support services to homeless individuals and families. In January HUD awarded an additional $5.6 million to renew funding to 51 existing New Hampshire homeless programs (see below for NH grant information).

"Today, we are announcing new funds to invest in critically needed programs that will go a long way towards helping New Hampshire organizations assist the homeless and put families and individuals on the road to independence," said Fields.

HUD's Continuum of Care grants fund a wide range of transitional and permanent housing programs as well as supportive services such as job training, case management, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment
and child care. Street outreach and assessment programs to transitional and permanent housing for homeless persons and families are also funded through these grants. Continuum of Care programs include:

  • Supportive Housing Program (SHP) offers housing and supportive services to allow homeless persons
    to live as independently as possible.

In addition to the Continuum of Care grant program, HUD's new Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing
(HPRP) Program
made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is making a major contribution to ending homelessness in New Hampshire. To date, HPRP has allocated $5.4 million to prevent more
than 1,300 people from falling into homelessness or to rapidly re-house them if they do.


HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at and

HUD is awarding new grants to the following New Hampshire local homeless programs:

State City Recipient
Awarded Amount
New Hampshire Nashua Harbor Homes, Inc.
  Concord State of New Hampshire
  Manchester The Way Home
New Hampshire Total $311,691

*SHP = Supportive Housing Program


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