We are grateful for ongoing support from the NH Electric Coop Foundation. They recently added $5,000 to our eviction prevention fund to help our tenants maintain their housing. LRCD uses this fund to make matching payments on behalf of tenants to help them pay outstanding rent or utility balances, so they avoid eviction.
Since the NH Emergency Rental Assistance Program ended in October 2022, people who fall behind on rent have few places to turn for help. LRCD has made $25,000 in eviction prevention payments since October, which is more than double what we previously did in an entire year! Thanks to support from NHEC Foundation, we have funding available to help people who find themselves in this stressful situation.
Eviction prevention is a very cost-effective way to address the crisis of homelessness. Evictions are traumatic and disruptive to families, and they are costly to our community in terms of lost productivity at work and school and increased demand on healthcare, public safety, and social services. Thank you to NHEC Foundation for recognizing the importance of this effort!
Pictured L to R: Melissa Shadden-Cyr, LRCD Resident Services; Sara Thielbar, NHEC Foundation; Kerri Lowe, LRCD Resident Services