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Judge: Manchester Can Evict Homeless From Downtown Sidewalks

Posted Jan 19, 2023

Superior Court Judge John Kissinger ruled Tuesday that the eviction of about 50 people living in tents on Manchester sidewalks can go ahead. The encampment is outside the Families in Transition shelter in the area of Pine and Manchester streets in downtown. “The Court believes the city should co ...read more

NHLA Advocate Elliott Berry to Retire After 47 Years of Service

Posted Nov 07, 2022

Elliott Berry, a renowned and stalwart advocate for disadvantaged Granite Staters for close to 50 years, announced his upcoming retirement on October 31, 2022. Berry is the managing attorney and director of the Housing Justice Project for the Manchester office of New Hampshire Legal Assistance. Fol ...read more

Meet Rhonda Castle - NHLA's newest benefits paralegal

Posted Nov 04, 2022

NHLA is happy to announce that Rhonda Castle has joined our Manchester office as a new paralegal working with our Benefits Project. Rhonda has already gotten a lot of hands-on experience over the last month working with Project Director Megan Dillon on social security cases. Her enthusiasm for this ...read more

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Paused

Posted Oct 21, 2022

Given the announcement by the U.S. Treasury that New Hampshire will not receive any additional resources to continue its Emergency Rental Assistance program beyond December 29, 2022, New Hampshire Housing is announcing a pause to incoming applications under the NH Emergency Rental Assistance Program ...read more