Area Housing Coalition (MAHC)
County Housing Coalition (SCHC)
and SCHC are programs operating in Cheshire and Sullivan
counties that deliver direct and immediate care to the
homeless populations and those in imminent danger of
becoming homeless. There are five components to the
both emergency and transitional shelter for folks who
are in need. Comprehensive case management is a large
part of the program. The goal is to aid clients in
reaching and maintaining self-sufficiency through goal
establishment, needs assessment and prioritization,
budget planning, service agency referrals, job and
housing readiness and search, parenting skills,
emotional/mental health assessments, and other basic
Outreach and Intervention Program.
HUD Homeless Outreach and Intervention Project is a
statewide collaborative project among the six Community
Action Agencies and The State of New Hampshire
Department of Mental Health and Developmental Services.
The project is administered by Southwestern Community
Services,and is designed to provide aggressive outreach and
intervention services to the unsheltered homeless
throughout the state.
specialists will attempt to identify the unsheltered
homeless via direct outreach activities and through
reports from police, shelters and others in the
community. They will then attempt to provide assistance
to these individuals, utilizing the various programs
offered by the agencies involved as well as services
provided by other organizations in the area.
to keep at-risk individuals and families in the home
they are in, providing it is a safe and affordable
living situation. This is accomplished by one-time
financial supports, service, agency referrals, budget
planning, tenant advocacy and mediation, and other life
Security Guarantee Program
program, secured by the state of New Hampshire and
administered by MAHC and SCHC provides no- interest
security deposit loans to low-income individuals and
rental guarantee program assists homeless families in
obtaining permanent housing by providing incentives to
prospective landlords in the form of limited guarantees
against loss due to damage of non-payment of rent.
applicant’s income needs to be within HUD’s income
guidelines. An applicant must be a family with one or
more minor children (including a pregnant women or
couple in which the women is pregnant). An applicant
must have no permanent address and be temporarily
residing in a shelter for the homeless, a hotel or
motel, the home of another household designed for
occupancy by only one household, or entirely without
youth Specialist role is to provide assessment for
each child under the age of 18 living in our shelter and
together with the parent (s) involvement provide such
services as transportation to appointments, weekly
activity groups, communication with the schools,
referrals for medical and/or mental health services and
addressing the special needs of children that are
homeless on an individual basis.
Transitional Housing Program
long-term Transitional Housing Program consists of
facilities and programming to help families transition
out of homelessness.
We provide rental units to qualified families
that are either without shelter, in an emergency
shelter, or in temporary, unstable housing situations.
Our Transitional Housing Program rents housing
units to eligible families and provides the much needed
support services to promote self-sufficiency and the
ability to retain and maintain permanent housing.
Development Accounts (IDA’s)
Individual Development Account Program administers
matched savings accounts that offer low-income and
low-wealth families an incentive and a means to save
money and take steps toward realistically fulfilling
their dreams of homeownership, post-secondary education,
or business ownership.
In this program, participants’ saving will be
matched on a 3:1 basis – for every $1 saved, the
program will match it with $3.
Eligibility requirements apply.
and SCHC have Staff available 24/7 and can be reached
MAHC- (603) 357-1654
a Sullivan County United Way Program