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At this time, our resource centers and offices are closed to the public as we continue to serve our clients virtually.

There are many roads that can lead to the threat of homelessness. Job loss, substance abuse, mental illness, domestic violence, or a combination of these things may be putting you at risk of losing your current home or in need of finding shelter.

Our Homelessness Prevention Services provides services that may include short-term assistance to prevent eviction, help in securing new housing for those who are suddenly homeless, and information & referrals for individuals and families in need of emergency shelter. We partner with other organizations participating in HUD’s Coordinated Entry process ensuring that assistance is both accessible and effective no matter how or where help is needed. Depending on the specific program or service offered, individuals may be required to have sufficient income to maintain housing without subsidy after assistance ends. Funding sources for our Homelessness Prevention Services include the City of Portsmouth, Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services, New Hampshire Housing and United Way of Greater Seacoast.

Our Supportive Housing Program provides residents with non-treatment facilities that offer a stable living environment, supportive services and assistance in creating a self-sustaining life as a contributing member of their community. Housing is offered in two facilities: Mary’s House for women and Robinson House for men.

Mary’s House

123 W. Pearl St.
Nashua, NH 03060
(603)-886-3562

Mary’s House is a non-treatment facility featuring 40 subsidized single-room occupancy apartments for homeless women living alone who are in need of a safe and supportive living environment. All apartments are Section 8 rent-assisted and subsidized by HUD and administered by the Nashua Housing & Redevelopment Authority (NHA). Each resident’s rent will be up to 30% of their monthly income.

Robinson House

47 Manchester St.
Manchester, NH 03101
(603)-627-9188

Robinson House is a non-treatment facility featuring 24 subsidized single-room occupancy apartments for homeless men who have completed a substance abuse program and are in need of a safe and supportive living environment. All apartments are Section 8 rent-assisted and subsidized by HUD and by the Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority (MHRA). Each resident’s rent will be up to 30% of their monthly income.

Eligibility

Homelessness Prevention Services are offered to all ages in Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties who fit HUD’s definition of homelessness or at-risk of homelessness.

Female applicants for Mary’s House must be single and living alone, 18+, homeless and meet the HUD Income guidelines for the area.

Male applicants for Robinson House must be single and living alone, 18+, homeless, meet the HUD income guidelines for the area and have successfully completed a program at a substance abuse treatment facility.

How to Apply

For Homelessness Prevention Services, please contact your local office:
Hillsborough County - (603) 668-8010
Rockingham County - (603) 431-2911

Mary’s House – currently on waitlist. Applications for Mary’s House must be made by contacting the Nashua Housing Authority.

Robinson House – currently on waitlist. Applications for Robinson House must be made by contacting the Manchester Housing Authority.

Resources

Manchester Housing Authority

Nashua Housing Authority

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