For immediate release March 19, 2020
Contact: Shelley Hadfield, Director of Housing and Community Development Shadfield@nhcdfa.org
(Concord, NH) – The New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) received information that the Fiscal Year 2020 final spending bill which Congress passed in December 2019 includes $25 million for a pilot program for providing time-limited supportive housing for persons recovering from substance abuse. This 5- year pilot program was authorized in 2018, Support for Patients and Community Act (SUPPORT) and directed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to distribute these funds through the Community Development Block Grant program (CDFA administers for NH), and establish a formula within 60 days of enactment of the legislation that prioritizes states with high rates of overdose deaths, high rates of unemployment, and low rates of work participation.
In accordance to a February 14th press release from U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen there will be a funding award of $1,148,000 for NH. CDFA is awaiting guidance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on the use of funds. CDFA would like to provide HUD feedback about the need in NH. Please provide CDFA information on how these funds can meet the housing needs of persons recovering from substance abuse. Please send feedback to CDFA’s Director of Housing and Community Development, Shelley Hadfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority CDFA, created by legislation in 1983, is a nonprofit public instrumentality of the State of New Hampshire. CDFA administers nearly $20 million annually in funding resources, which includes a combination of state tax credits and federal Community Development Block Grant, and Clean Energy Funds. CDFA supports the development of vibrant and resilient communities by providing resources for community development, economic development and clean energy initiatives. For more information about CDFA and its programs visit www.nhcdfa.org or call 603226-2170.