Grafton County assistance programs
Find how to get, and apply for, free food, utility or rent help, and other financial aid in Grafton County. Below residents can find churches, non-profits, and the leading charity organizations that help less fortunate families pay their bills, get medical needs met, and that offer self-sufficiency.
Financial assistance for living expenses
The Haverhill Town Office ((603) 787-6800) provides financial assistance to town residents who are not able to pay basic living expenses. This is required per New Hampshire law. Among the assistance programs offered include rental assistance, money for utilities (including heating and water bills), food banks and vouchers, medical care and prescription drugs.
The Grafton County community action agency is Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc. The non-profit offers countless assistance programs and resources to low income residents in North Haverhill, Littleton, and throughout the entire county.
Rent assistance - Receive financial assistance with paying for rental security deposits. A no-interest loan or government grant is used. In addition, general rent assistance is offered to those in imminent danger of becoming homeless or facing an eviction.
Food - Learn about local free food pantries and distribution centers
Weatherization - Get free energy conserving improvements to your home
Utility and help for heating bills - Sign up for and access such programs as the Neighbor Helping Neighbor program. This is a service for electric and natural gas customers who are over income to receive federal government Fuel Assistance. Also receive other forms of assistance with paying fuel or electricity bills.
To apply to, or for more information on these programs, call the Grafton Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc. at (603) 752-7607.
Get help to reduce credit card and medical debts
The non-profit organization known as Consumer Credit Counseling of New Hampshire offers foreclosure assistance, budget counseling, debt management, bankruptcy advice, and public education available in Concord, Dover, North Haverhill, Exeter, Keene, Laconia, Lebanon, Littleton, Manchester, Nashua, Peterborough & Tilton New Hampshire. Call the Lebanon based agency at (800) 327-6778, or learn more on credit card debt settlement.
Foreclosure prevention and HUD counseling
Contact AHEAD Inc., which is based in Littleton but serves all of Grafton County New Hampshire. The agency is a HUD approved foreclosure counseling agency. They provide education, mediation, and counseling for money management, homeownership and foreclosure prevention. They can also direct people to various state mortgage programs. (800) 974-1377
Food distribution centers
Food pantries and banks in the area include Good Neighbor Food Pantry - Franconia NH (603) 823-8421, Congregational Church - West Lebanon (603) 298-8096, and also Wellspring Worship Center - West Lebanon (603) 643-2700.