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Legal Aid Attorneys Prevent 30 Evictions Over Three Days

Posted Sep 14, 2021

In the wake of the sudden termination of the federal eviction moratorium, dozens of families and individuals faced the sudden prospect of homelessness. Many eviction hearings were scheduled throughout New Hampshire earlier this month. As part of a coordinated effort between state circuit courts an ...read more

Court Allows Lawsuit Challenging NH's Systemic and Unlawful Treatment of Older Foster Care Youth to Continue

Posted Sep 10, 2021

Yesterday the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire issued a rulinglargely denying the State’s motion to dismiss G.K. v Sununu, permitting plaintiffs to pursue five of the six claims they raised. The lawsuit, filed in January 2021, challenges systemic policies and practic ...read more

NHLA Statement on SNHS presence at Manchester District Court

Posted Sep 03, 2021

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program is an unprecedented opportunity to keep families in their homes and make sure landlords receive rent they are owed. The tenants we spoke with in Manchester before their eviction hearings on Thursday, in many cases, were not aware of the Program or believe ...read more

Updated Thrifty Food Plan Increases SNAP Benefits

Posted Aug 30, 2021

The USDA announced a historic and long overdue update to the Thrifty Food Plan. The changes, designed to more accurately reflect the cost of a healthy diet for SNAP households, go into effect on October 1, 2021. The Thrifty Food Plan (TFP) used to set SNAP benefit levels has been adjusted only for ...read more