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NH Governor Emergency Orders

Emergency Order #3

All providers of electric, gas, water, telephone, cable, VOIP, internet service, and deliverable fuel services will be prohibited from disconnecting or discontinuing service for non-payments for the duration of the State of Emergency

https://www.governor.nh.gov/news-media/emergency-orders/documents/emergency-order-3.pdf

Emergency Order #4

Landlords will not be allowed to start eviction proceedings for those unable to pay due to their financial situations. To do so would be against the law. All judicial and non-judicial foreclosure actions will also be prohibited during the state of emergency

https://www.governor.nh.gov/news-media/emergency-orders/documents/emergency-order-4.pdf

Emergency Order #5

Individuals who are unable to work or who have reduced hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have immediate access to unemployment benefits. Anyone in the following situations will now be eligible for state unemployment

https://www.governor.nh.gov/news-media/emergency-orders/documents/emergency-order-5.pdf

NH Unemployment

Claims have been fast-tracked and many of the prior requirements for assistance have been suspended. 

https://www.nhes.nh.gov/

SNAP

The SNAP Program is about good nutrition and health. It provides eligible people with benefits to buy food items at grocery stores, farmers markets and other approved food retailers.

https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dfa/foodstamps/index.htm

WIC

If you are pregnant or have young children up to the age of 5, you may be eligible for the WIC Nutrition Program. The New Hampshire Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) provides nutrition education and nutritious foods to help keep pregnant women, new mothers, infants and preschool children healthy and strong.

https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/nhp/wic/index.htm

NH Bureau of Family Assistance

The Bureau of Family Assistance (BFA) administers programs and services for eligible NH residents by providing financial, medical, food & nutritional assistance, help with child care costs and emergency help to obtain and keep safe housing.

https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dfa/index.htm

211

211 NH is the connection for New Hampshire residents to the most up to date resources they need from specially trained Information and Referral Specialists. 211 NH is available 24 hours, 365 days a year. Multilingual assistance and TDD access is also available. For those outside of New Hampshire, call 1.866.444.4211.

211 or visit http://www.211nh.org/

The Friendly Kitchen (Concord)

The Friendly Kitchen is open M-F for lunch (noon-12:30pm) and dinner (5-5:45pm) and Sat & Sun for breakfast (8-8:45am) and dinner (5-5:45pm), take out only.  All are welcome to go and get a good, free meal.  There are no questions asked and no forms to fill out.

https://thefriendlykitchen.org/

Local Welfare Departments

Contact your city/municipal Welfare Department to find out what services you may be eligible for where you live.  Many have their own local food pantries, as well as financial assistance available to their residents.  They may also be aware of other local organizations (churches, non-profit organizations, women’s clubs, etc.)  providing assistance that they can refer you to. All contact information is available on your city/municipal web site.

Federal Taxes

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. 

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-day-now-july-15-treasury-irs-extend-filing-deadline-and-federal-tax-payments-regardless-of-amount-owed

FHFA Mortgages

Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to suspend foreclosures and evictions for at least 60 days due to the coronavirus national emergency. This applies to single-family homes.

https://www.fhfa.gov/Media/PublicAffairs/Pages/FHFA-Suspends-Foreclosures-and-Evictions-for-Enterprise-Backed-Mortgages.aspx

Internet Access

Comcast is providing 2 months free internet service to new Internet Essentials customers

https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19

Xfinity WiFi Public Hotspots are now open and available to everyone

https://wifi.xfinity.com/