Homeless & Housing
The Bureau of Homeless Services assists with connecting individuals, youth, and families who are currently homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless with housing support and services.
If you are homeless or are experiencing a housing crisis, please call NH 2-1-1, or contact your local city or town welfare office. To find your local office, go to the NH Municipal Association web site and choose “Municipal Directory” from the Resource menu. Contact your town or city welfare for information on Legal aid.
PATH Application Public Notice
March 8, 2023
The Bureau of Homeless Services, Division of Behavioral Health, NH Department of Health and Human Services is requesting public comment regarding the annual SAMHSA funded Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) application ... read the public notice
The Bureau of Homeless Services (BHS) 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.
BHS plans for and funds homeless services through contracted agencies within New Hampshire's ten counties. BHS advocates for the needs of homeless people and ensures effective use of resources through program and fiscal monitoring of funded programs. BHS collaborates with other public agencies that serve homeless people, and with partner advocacy and service organizations to maximize effective use of resources.
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 BHS based on the collection of data through observation and outreach to NH's homeless populations.