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It doesn't take much to put some people on the brink of homelessness

Posted Oct 13, 2020

By Jim Kenyon, Valley News
In January, Liz D’Agostino began falling behind in her $750 monthly rent payments for the one-bedroom apartment in Newport where she’s lived for five years. With help from a social service agency, D’Agostino made partial payments for a while, but she cou more

How Segregation Persists In 'Progressive' New England

Posted Sep 24, 2020

By Morgan Springer and Vanessa de la Tore, Connecticut Public Radio NHLA's Maria Eveleth, co-director of our Fair Housing Project, shares her own experiences with discrimination in NH. Hear how NHLA can help if you're discriminated against because of your race, color, marital status, religion, or b more

Eviction ban kicks the can down the road

Posted Sep 21, 2020

By Caleb Symons, Keene SentinelLike many communities nationwide, southwestern New Hampshire braced for a possible housing crisis in late August.
Unemployment remained unusually high due to the COVID-19 pandemic, short-term policies protecting Granite Staters from eviction had expired, more

NH evictions continue steady increase

Posted Sep 15, 2020

By Daniela Allee, New Hampshire Public Radio
In the months following the end of state and federal eviction moratoriums, evictions in New Hampshire have been on the rise. Since the end of June, New Hampshire courts have approved 673 orders to evict tenants. Nearly half of those are just fro more