Neighbor Helping Neighbor (NHN) helps New Hampshire residents who don’t qualify for government-funded programs keep the lights or heat on when they’ve had an emergency. Families that make just over the income limits for government programs or don’t qualify for another reason but run into emergencies like job loss, a large medical bill, or something else out of the ordinary may be able to get help from NHN to avoid a utility disconnection.
Who Should Apply:
If you’re having trouble paying your energy bill because you had an emergency like a job loss, a large medical bill, or something else unexpected, but you still don’t qualify for programs like Fuel Assistance or Energy Assistance, you may be able to receive help from NHN. To find out if this program can help, call your local Community Action Agency.
How to Apply:
Applications are run through New Hampshire’s local Community Action Agencies (CAA) which are non-profits that work with the state to run programs that help lift folks out of poverty for the long term. If you are ready to apply, you can call the CAA in your county to make an appointment. Below is the contact information for the CAAs in Grafton, Sullivan, Merrimack, and Cheshire counties.
Tri-County Community Action in Grafton County:
Southwestern Community Services:
Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties:
Neighbor Helping Neighbor is able to help New Hampshire residents through donations made by friends, neighbors, and other New Hampshire residents. Maybe you or someone you know has received help through NHN. If you would like to donate, you can contact NHN at the button below:
Other Programs You Might Qualify for:
If you Neighbor Helping Neighbor seems like a good option for you, you might also qualify for the programs below. Click for more information: