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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 22nd 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 Continuum of Care is posting the FINAL submitted HUD FY13 CoC Program Consolidated Application and Approved Project Priority Listing, which includes $3,299,704 of HUD funding for renewal and reallocated projects that serve homeless individuals and families through the State of NH. The final competitive application was due to HUD on February 3, 2014 and BHHS submitted there application to HUD on Thursday, January 30th. 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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