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Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services
The Bureau of Homeless & Housing Services (BHHS) works with NH communities to develop programs and services for NH's homeless populations. These services are offered at the local level though community partners and services providers.

On Friday, November 22, 2013 the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the Notice of Funding Availability for the Continuum of Care Program for Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014. The final competitive application was due to HUD on February 3, 2014 and BHHS submitted the application to HUD on Thursday, January 30th. BHHS was awarded funding under that notice and is eligible to apply for renewal funding based on that application in 2014. On September 16, 2014 HUD published the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 funding notice for the FY 2013-FY14 Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Availability. The Balance of State Continuum of Care is posting it’s approved project priority listing, and notifying Continuum of Care projects of their inclusion in this FY2014 application. The application is due to be submitted to HUD on October 30, 2014. BHHS anticipates submitting the application on or before Monday, October 27, 2014. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Balance of State Continuum of Care, please contact Martha Young at"

homelessBHHS plans for and funds homeless services through contracted agencies within New Hampshire's ten counties. BHHS advocates for the needs of homeless people and ensures effective use of resources through program and fiscal monitoring of funded programs. BHHS collaborates with other public agencies that serve homeless people, and with partner advocacy and service organizations to maximize effective use of resources.

Support Networks

Data & Research

To better understand the causes of homelessness and to ensure support networks are available for individual and families within their communities. Community agencies such as local police departments, town & city welfare offices, schools, hospitals, churches and other providers help BHHS in collect data based on observation and outreach to NH's homeless populations.


NH network of Homeless shelters depend on the generosity of NH citizens though their volunteer efforts. To find out more about volunteer opportunities in your community contact your local Community Action Program (CAP).

If You Would Like to Help the Homeless …

Donate to your local food bank or contact your local Community Action Agencies, the New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness (NHCEH), or non-profit in your area.

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