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Published: 01/23/2023 9:56 AM - General Announcements

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Published: 01/20/2023 2:21 PM - General Announcements

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Published: 01/19/2023 2:16 PM - General Announcements

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Manchester Emergency Operations Center Updates

Published: 01/18/2023 3:14 PM - EOC Announcements

On Wednesday, January 18th, the Governor and Executive Council approved the City of Manchester’s use of the vacant Tirrell House at 15 Brook Street as a women’s shelter. The City previously announced a partnership with YWCA New Hampshire to staff this new shelter location.

The Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved of a Use of Premises Agreement with the State on January 11, 2023.

The Executive Council vote follows last night’s vote by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen to unanimously approve a location for a 24/7 winter emergency shelter at 39 Beech Street.

The facility is currently being renovated for use as a shelter, to include at least 40 beds, shower and laundry facilities, as well as meals and other wraparound services.

“I am grateful for the Executive Council’s vote allowing Manchester to utilize the vacant Tirrell House in Manchester as an emergency women’s shelter,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “With our partners at the YWCA New Hampshire, the City will work to open and staff this shelter as soon as possible to provide a safe location for women experiencing homelessness in our city.

“Manchester city leadership and our nonprofit partners are working every day to address the needs of unhoused individuals, and last night the Board of Mayor and Alderman voted to fund a new 24/7 emergency shelter. As this crisis lands at the feet of local communities, we will continue to seek partnerships with our state and county governments for immediate and long term solutions.”

Use of the Tirrell House was requested by eight of New Hampshire’s Mayors in a January 3rd letter to Governor Sununu, Acting Commissioner of Health and Human Services Lori Weaver, and Associate Commissioner Christine Santaniello to address a statewide shortage of emergency shelter beds for women experiencing homelessness.

Additional EOC Updates
The City of Manchester Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was opened on January 6th to serve as a consolidation point for the first responders and departments to facilitate decision making to address unsheltered homelessness. In order to address the unsheltered homelessness crisis in the State of New Hampshire, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen have allocated $871,990 from the City’s remaining ARP, CDBG, and Affordable Housing Trust Fund dedicated to address immediate needs and concerns.

To support this work, the City of Manchester has also partnered with Granite United Way to launch the Manchester Winter Relief Fund, as a way for community members to support this work. That fund can be accessed here:

  1. Text WINTERMHT to 41444 to make a donation.
  2. Visit www.graniteuw.org to make an online donation
  3. Mail checks made payable to: Granite United Way, 22 Concord Street, Floor 4, Manchester, NH 03101 with Manchester Winter Relief Fund in the memo.


These initiatives are in addition to the City’s continued work to address homelessness and housing insecurity, which include over $11,000,000 of federal funds allocated to supportive and affordable housing over the last two years, daily outreach to encampments by first responders and outreach workers, administering the state’s only Healthcare for the Homeless program, and more.

Temporary Warming Station with Cots
Since Friday, January 6th, the City of Manchester has provided a temporary winter warming station with cots at the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center, open from 7:00 pm until 6:00 am daily. The Cashin Center has been used by between 6 and 20 individuals nightly, serving 51 unique individuals.

A temporary warming station with cots will continue to be available nightly until the 24/7 shelter is available for use.

Additional Services in Manchester
The former Manchester Transportation Center is open today, January 18th, as a resources hub and includes representatives from Harbor Care, Vets Services, Families in Transition, Manchester Mental Health, the Veterans Administration for anyone needing connections to case workers or assistance in accessing additional services.

In addition to the facilities being operated by the City of Manchester, 1269 Cafe and HOPE for New Hampshire Recovery operate a warming station at 456 Union Street with the ability to serve up to 70 individuals. They are open nightly from 8:00pm - 7:00am. Sunday through Friday, they are open throughout the day, beginning at 8:30am and serve lunch from 11:30am - 1:00pm.

Families in Transition operates the largest state-funded adult emergency shelter in New Hampshire, with 138 beds. Last night, Families in Transition had three available beds for men.

Waypoint also offers the State of New Hampshire’s only emergency shelter for youth, with 14 beds for individuals ages 18-24.

Individuals can access state-wide shelter services or access Substance Use Disorder Support through The Doorway of Greater Manchester by calling 2-1-1 or 866-444-4211.

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Manchester Emergency Operations Center Updates

Published: 01/17/2023 5:24 PM - EOC Announcements

Today, Hillsborough County Superior Court Judge John Kissinger ruled in favor of the City of Manchester, finding that “considering the grave risks to public health and safety posed by the ongoing presence of the encampment on public sidewalks in downtown Manchester and the availability of safe alternatives for the people living in the encampment, a temporary restraining order is not justified.”

The City is moving forward with its previously-announced plan to close the encampment on the sidewalks on Pine and Manchester Streets, tomorrow, January 18, 2023. Closing the sidewalk will require all individuals present at the encampment to vacate the area while public health and public safety issues are addressed.

Outreach teams began notifying individuals in the area on January 8th, 2023, and City and non-profit and faith-based partners have been conducting daily outreach, connecting individuals to shelter, storage for belongings, and other resources.

“City employees and non-profit partners have been working around the clock to ensure the health and safety of both the individuals experiencing homelessness in Manchester and the community at large, and this morning, the Hillsborough County Superior Court acknowledged our progress and ruled in favor of our ability to continue this work,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “In addition to securing the area of Pine and Manchester Streets, the City of Manchester is moving forward on establishing a Women’s Shelter in partnership with the YWCA New Hampshire, opening an additional 24/7 winter emergency shelter, expanding access to substance use disorder treatment, and creating more permanent supportive housing options.”

The City of Manchester Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was opened on Friday, January 6th to serve as a consolidation point for the first responders and departments to facilitate decision making to address unsheltered homelessness. Since opening, the City has:

  • Partnered with the YWCA New Hampshire to open a new Women’s Shelter at the site of the vacant former Tirrell House.
  • Established a temporary warming station with cots at the William B. Cashin Activity Center that has served 43 unique individuals experiencing homelessness.
  • Launched the Manchester Winter Relief Fund, a fund through the Granite United Way to ensure services and shelter to unhoused individuals.
  • Allocated $871,990 from the City’s remaining ARP, CDBG, and Affordable Housing Trust Fund dedicated to addressing unsheltered homelessness this winter.

These initiatives are in addition to the City’s continued work to address homelessness and housing insecurity, which include over $11,000,000 of federal funds allocated to supportive and affordable housing over the last two years, daily outreach to encampments by first responders and outreach workers, administering the state’s only Healthcare for the Homeless program, and more.
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Published: 01/17/2023 8:01 AM - General Announcements

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Community Event and Activation Grant Program Accepting Applications

Published: 01/17/2023 - ARP Announcements

The Community Event and Activation Grant (CEAG) program is accepting applications. Funded by the City of Manchester as an approved use of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, this program aims to help Manchester recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. With guidance from the Department of the Treasury Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Final Rule, this program calls to action community-based projects that address public health, public safety, the economic recovery of impacted sectors, educational disparities, and more. Up to $10,000 per grant is available to organizations, individuals, and neighborhood groups. A total of $1,000,000 is funded through the end of December 2026 and allocation must take place by the end of December 2024.

Please note: Community Event and Activation Grants cannot exceed $10,000 and require a minimum 25% match of private funding, in-kind donations, and/or volunteer hours. Grant funds are not paid in advance. Upon completion of the project, grantees will submit one reimbursement request to the Planning and Community Development Department Community Improvement Program.

HOW TO APPLY: Download the application here. Applications are due February 15, 2023. Please make sure to use the 1/2023 version of the application as older versions will not be accepted.

Funding is competitive, please note that submission of an application does not guarantee funding. 

Please submit complete applications to PCD-ARPA@manchesternh.gov with the subject line “CEAG Application”, or by mail to City of Manchester, Planning and Community Development, Attn: CEAG Application, 1 City Hall Plaza, Manchester, NH 03101.

For questions, please email PCD-ARPA@manchesternh.gov or call (603) 792-6721. We invite you to share the program flyer with your networks. Información en español disponible aquí

Applications accepted through February 15, 2023

Manchester Winter Relief Fund Launches to Address Emergent Needs

Published: 01/13/2023 4:11 PM - EOC Announcements

As cold snaps move across the community, a local collaborative effort has launched the Manchester Winter Relief Fund. This special fund will be directed to ensure services and shelter to unhoused individuals in Manchester, New Hampshire.

“Given that shelter beds across the state are near or at capacity, we are tremendously grateful the collaboration between the City, our non-profit and faith-based partners, as well as the community, to implement additional emergency shelters in Manchester this winter,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “This fund will directly support ongoing short and long-term efforts to meet critical needs in our community."

The Manchester Winter Relief Fund is administered by Granite United Way, with 100% of the proceeds going to programs and services supporting this effort.

“Helping individuals in our community is core to our mission, and we are proud to be among the partners stepping up to address this need,” said Patrick Tufts, President and CEO of Granite United Way.

It’s easy to donate to the effort:
1. Text WINTERMHT to 41444 to make a donation.
2. Visit www.graniteuw.org to make an online donation
3. Mail checks made payable to: Granite United Way, 22 Concord Street, Floor 4, Manchester, NH 03101 with Manchester Winter Relief Fund in the memo.

Partners in the effort include: City of Manchester, Manchester Fire Department, Manchester Police Department, Manchester Health Department, Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, 211 NH, Granite United Way, NH Food Bank, American Medical Response, Aramark, and the Manchester Transit Authority.

The YWCA of New Hampshire is among the partners working to ensuring shelter for Manchester’s most vulnerable individuals:

"For over 30 years, YWCA NH has operated housing programs in our community for women, providing pathways for them to take that next step in their lives in overcoming crisis and improving their lives. We are honored to be able to expand that work with the Women's Shelter at Brook Street, and serve the community we have loved and served for over 100 years. We are asking the community to make an investment in this innovative new project and join us with our amazing partners, Granite United Way, and the City of Manchester in ensuring that we can create a safe and healthy space for all women in our community regardless of their circumstance, help us support the next chapter of their story of recovery and healing from the trauma they are experiencing." Jessica Cantin, CEO, YWCA NH.

For additional information on the Manchester Winter Relief Fund, contact Granite United Way at info@graniteuw.org.
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City of Manchester Announces Collaboration with YWCA and the State of New Hampshire to Provide Additional Emergency Shelter

Published: 01/12/2023 9:56 AM - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

On Tuesday, January 3rd, the Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen outlined short term and long term steps to increase available emergency shelter beds in the City of Manchester and address public health and safety concerns in the area of Pine and Manchester Street. The work of the Board resulted in the opening of the City of Manchester Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to serve as a consolidation point for the first responders and departments to facilitate decision making.

Today, the EOC announced that the State of New Hampshire has agreed to grant the City use of the vacant former Tirrell House at 15 Brook Street for use as a women’s shelter. The City will partner with YWCA New Hampshire to provide staffing and wrap around services at the facility.

“I want to thank the YWCA for stepping up to help the City of Manchester address this critical need, as well as the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services for responding to our request for use of the former Tirrell House,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “We are encouraged by this collaboration, and we hope this is a first step toward a more cooperative approach to addressing homelessness across the state.”

YWCA New Hampshire currently operates Emily’s Place, a confidential emergency shelter program for individuals rebuilding their lives after experiencing domestic and/or sexual violence.

“YWCA NH is pleased to partner with Mayor Joyce Craig and the City of Manchester to support the development and implementation of a women focused shelter in our city,” said Jessica Cantin, CEO, YWCA New Hampshire. “We have provided trauma-informed shelter services in the community for over 30 years. Innovation during a time of crisis, can be challenging, this type of collaboration is how we continue to address the acute needs of the unhoused community here in Manchester. This is a step in the right direction, and we applaud Mayor Joyce Craig and the City for taking bold action in the face of an increasingly growing crisis.”

Use of the Tirrell House was requested by eight of New Hampshire’s Mayors in a letter sent on January 3rd to Governor Sununu, Acting Commissioner of Health and Human Services Lori Weaver, and Associate Commissioner Christine Santaniello to address a statewide shortage of emergency shelter beds for women experiencing homelessness.

The Tirrell House was used by Families in Transition as a Men’s Transitional Living Program until November of 2022, when the program ceased operations and returned to the State of New Hampshire.

Approval by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of a Use of Premises Agreement with the State will be sought via phone poll today, January 11th, and will then come before the Executive Council on Wednesday, January 18th.

Additional EOC Updates:

The first action taken by the EOC was to open a temporary warming station with cots at the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center for individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness. The Cashin Center is open from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am daily, and storage of belongings and transportation is provided.

Last night, January 10th, the Cashin Center served 15 individuals. Since the Cashin Center was opened, a total of 31 individuals have been served, with many staying multiple nights.

There have been reports of an overdose at the Cashin Center last night, however, this is inaccurate. There was no overdose and the ambulance requested for this concern was canceled.

The Cashin Center was opened, in addition to the warming station provided by 1269 Cafe and HOPE for New Hampshire Recovery at 456 Union Street, to address the lack of capacity at state-funded shelters across New Hampshire.

The EOC is working daily with New Hampshire 2-1-1 to understand shelter capacity throughout the state and connect individuals in need with available shelter beds, including connecting non-manchester residents with any resources available in their home communities.

Daily outreach efforts from Manchester Fire, Manchester Police, and partner organizations are ongoing around the Pine St and Manchester St encampment, and Manchester Police continues 24/7 police patrols in the area.
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City of Manchester Health Department joins forces with New Hampshire National Guard to bring smiles to Manchester children

Published: 01/09/2023 1:16 PM - Health News

Starting Saturday, January 7, 2023, and with approval from the Department of Defense (DoD), Manchester children will receive additional dental care they may not otherwise have access to. The City’s school-based oral health program has been around since the 1970s, providing preventative dental care to 600 students per year.  However, recent years have seen a challenge in identifying local dental providers who are willing and able to accept uncompensated referrals for students who require more involved dental care. 

“This partnership between the NHARNG and Manchester Health Department allows us to expand critical dental service to students in Manchester, ensuring cost is not a barrier to health,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “Our students deserve high-quality, preventative care, and I’m grateful for the support from the NHARNG in providing these services.”

Through the DoD’s Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) program, which pairs military training requirements with community needs, the NHARNG’s Medical Detachment will provide fillings and extractions to children already using the long successful Manchester Oral Health Program.

“The IRT program is a unique way for the Guard to support local communities while gaining valuable, real-world training experience,” said NH Adjutant Gen. David Mikolaities. “There is nothing more fulfilling for our citizen-soldiers than to serve their fellow citizens in their own backyard.”

In the past year, the NH National Guard (NHNG) has supported multiple IRT missions, including a healthcare clinic for Cherokee Nation, Okla., an airlift for the state’s Nature Conservancy, and a construction project for Greenfield State Park.

City of Manchester Health Department Director Anna Thomas who served in the military and the NHARNG, says this collaboration came to fruition after meeting with Col. Richard Oberman, deputy director of the Joint Staff for the NHNG.  “For years, we talked about the ways our NHARNG medical assets could serve local communities in New Hampshire. We certainly experienced that benefit throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This new venture optimizes the best of both our worlds and assists our City and State’s most valuable resource – our children and families.”

This partnership and the care provided come at no cost to the families, the city or the health department. Future clinic days are being planned on a monthly basis to serve qualifying Manchester students from all 21 public schools through the end of the school year.

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Published: 01/09/2023 8:36 AM - General Announcements

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City of Manchester Emergency Operations Releases Updates on First Nights of Emergency Warming Station

Published: 01/09/2023 - EOC Announcements

The City of Manchester Emergency Operations Center is releasing more information about operations of the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center after three nights of providing emergency services for individuals in Manchester experiencing homelessness.

The Cashin Center was opened as a temporary warming station with cots for individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness starting on Friday, January 6th from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am daily. Additional storage of belongings and transportation is provided.

Over the first three nights of operation:

  • The Cashin Center provided shelter for 12 individuals on Friday night, 8 on Saturday night, and 7 on Sunday night.
  • 20% of individuals had never accessed emergency shelter before.
  • 83% of individuals were interested in accessing additional services.
  • The first individual to access the shelter was a youth, who was able to be connected directly with a caseworker from Greater Manchester Mental Health.
  • Another individual, who came directly from the encampment, worked with the City of Manchester Community Response Unit, and accessed treatment and detox for Substance Use Disorder.


A key component of the EOC strategy is to connect individuals directly to wrap-around services, such as Substance Use Disorder treatment, mental health, and other services.

The Emergency Operations Center Team thanks all of the partners who made this possible, including Comcast for providing free wifi, T-Mobile for providing power cords and phone chargers, and for the members of the Cashin Center for understanding this is a very short-term solution to saving lives this winter.

The Emergency Operations Center is in contact with 211 to coordinate with all shelter space across the state. When possible, non-Manchester residents are being referred to available shelter beds from their originating communities through 211. Anyone seeking shelter should contact 211.
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Additional Winter Warming Station Opening this Evening

Published: 01/06/2023 5:12 PM - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Additional Winter Warming Station Opening this Evening

Action taken due to a lack of capacity at state-funded emergency shelters

MANCHESTER, NH - Due to the increase in unsheltered homelessness and lack of emergency shelter beds across the state of New Hampshire, the City of Manchester has opened the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center as an additional temporary warming station for individuals in Manchester experiencing homelessness.

The Cashin Center will open this evening, January 6th, at 7:00pm and close at 6:00am daily. The temporary shelter will be staffed by the Fire & Police Departments, and transportation will be provided to and from 1269 Cafe (456 Union Street) beginning at 7:00pm. Temporary storage of items will be provided.

Hours of operations for the temporary warming station will not interfere with regular business or senior activities. Aramark will be performing deep cleaning and sanitization every morning, including electrostatic sprayers and disinfecting of surfaces. In response to COVID-19, the City of Manchester improved ventilation and filtration in the building through federal funding provided by the American Rescue Plan.

The William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center has been part of the City of Manchester's Emergency Operations Plan for decades, and was last used as a temporary shelter when the State of New Hampshire cleared an encampment off the County Courthouse property in November of 2020.

“The Cashin Center is a valued space in the Manchester community that has a particular significance for me and my family,” said Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management Ryan Cashin. “The decision to use this space as a temporary emergency warming station was made to address the urgent need to save lives this winter.”

The Manchester Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated this afternoon to serve as a consolidation point for the first responders and departments to facilitate decision making during emergency situations. 

Through the EOC, The City of Manchester continues to pursue a more suitable space for a 24/7 emergency winter shelter, due to a lack of capacity at state-funded emergency shelters across the state, including the Families in Transition Adult Emergency Shelter located in Manchester, as well as other solutions to address homelessness.

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Community Event and Activation Grant Program Accepting Applications

Published: 01/06/2023 - Planning & Community Development Announcements

The Community Event and Activation Grant (CEAG) program is now accepting applications. Funded by the City of Manchester as an approved use of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, this program aims to help Manchester recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. With guidance from the Department of the Treasury Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Final Rule, this program calls to action community-based projects that address public health, public safety, the economic recovery of impacted sectors, educational disparities, and more. Up to $10,000 per grant is available to organizations, individuals, and neighborhood groups. A total of $1,000,000 is funded through the end of December 2026 and allocation must take place by the end of December 2024.

Please note: Community Event and Activation Grants cannot exceed $10,000 and require a minimum 25% match through private funding, in-kind donations, and/or volunteer hours. Grant funds are not paid in advance. Upon completion of the project, grantees will submit one reimbursement request to the Planning and Community Development Department Community Improvement Program.

HOW TO APPLY: Download the application here. Applications are due by February 15, 2023.
Please make sure to use the 1/2023 version of the application. Older versions of the application will not be accepted.

Funding is competitive, submission of an application does not guarantee funding. 

Please submit complete applications to PCD-ARPA@manchesternh.gov with the subject line “CEAG Application”, or by mail to City of Manchester, Planning and Community Development, Attn: CEAG Application, 1 City Hall Plaza, Manchester, NH 03101.

For questions, please email PCD-ARPA@manchesternh.gov or call (603) 792-6721. We invite you to share the program flyer with your networks. Información en español disponible aquí

Applications accepted through February 15, 2023

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Published: 01/05/2023 3:46 PM - General Announcements

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Published: 01/04/2023 3:36 PM - General Announcements

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New Hampshire Mayors call on Governor & State Officials to Implement Statewide Response to Homelessness Crisis

Published: 01/03/2023 2:03 PM - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Today, Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig, along with Mayor Jim Donchess of Nashua, Mayor Paul Grenier of Berlin, Mayor Dana Hilliard of Somersworth, Mayor Jo Brown of Franklin, Mayor Dale Girard of Claremont, Mayor Bob Carrier of Dover, and Mayor Andrew Hosmer of Laconia, sent a letter to Governor Sununu, DHHS Commissioner Weaver, and Associate Commissioner Santaniello outlining immediate needs from the State of New Hampshire to address the statewide homelessness crisis. 

“The State of New Hampshire’s systems of care for individuals experiencing or at-risk of homelessness are not meeting the needs of communities across the state and are contributing to a statewide homelessness crisis,” wrote the mayors, who represent communities in every corner of the state.

“Building more affordable, and supportive housing is a long term solution, but with winter upon us, the State of New Hampshire’s housing and homelessness crisis is reaching a tipping point. State government and local communities need to collectively work towards sustainable, evidence-based solutions that not only address our ongoing housing shortage, but also meet the immediate and dire needs of New Hampshire’s unsheltered population. The only way to save the lives of some of the most vulnerable New Hampshire residents is through collaboration, transparency, and accountability.”

The mayors made four immediate requests of the State to help mitigate harm and loss of life during this winter in New Hampshire

  1. Immediately increase the number of emergency shelter beds statewide
    1. Request New Hampshire National Guard staff facilities, if nonprofit partners are unable to adequately assist
  2. Make additional shelter for women available
    1. For this purpose, the City of Manchester is requesting the temporary use of the state-owned Tirrell House located at 15 Brook Street in Manchester
  3. Provide medical respite care to individuals experiencing homelessness when released from hospital
  4. Provide additional shelter and resources for homeless youth

In addition to the requests for direct assistance to local communities dealing with a surge of homelessness, the Mayors are calling for increased collaboration, transparency, and accountability for state programs dealing with homelessness and associated issues including:

  1. Provide a public statewide emergency operations plan for the winter
  2. Make information about statewide warming stations public and shareable
  3. Provide regular updates to municipalities on outcomes provided by Emergency Shelter Service Providers and Certified Recovery Houses that are registered through the NH Coalition of Recovery Residences

BACKGROUND:

Homelessness has come to the forefront in recent weeks because of several tragic incidents that have occurred among the homeless population, which are the direct result of a lack of adequate supportive housing, mental health and substance use disorder treatment.

Over 4,500 New Hampshire residents will experience homelessness at some point this year. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the number of individuals statewide who have experienced unsheltered homelessness has almost tripled, and in 2022, 95 unsheltered individuals tragically passed away.

This communication from New Hampshire's Mayors to Governor Sununu follows a letter sent in 2020, where they warned of the impending homelessness crisis and urged a statewide response. Read the 2020 letter here.

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Trash pickup in west Manchester area is delayed 24-hours.

Published: 01/03/2023 11:56 AM - General Announcements

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City of Manchester Solar Array Exceeds Projections, Producing 4.37 Million kWh in First Year of Operation

Published: 12/20/2022 3:37 PM - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Today, Mayor Joyce Craig and the Manchester Department of Public Works announced that the municipal solar array, located at the former Dunbarton Road landfill, has exceeded power generation projections in the first year of operation.

In just one year,, the solar array has supplied approximately 4,377,420 kilowatt hours of clean, renewable energy to the power grid. This level of output is 15% higher than initial estimates predicted.

“We’re thrilled that our solar array, the largest municipal array in the state, is already outperforming our original estimates, generating enough electricity to power 600 homes annually here in Manchester,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “I’m grateful for the hard work of the Department of Public Works and their commitment to creating clean energy options for Queen City residents.”

“The Department of Public Works is proud to be part of this sustainable initiative providing clean, renewable energy to Manchester residents,” added Tim Clougherty, Public Works Director. “We’d like to thank our energy consultant, Competitive Energy Services, the project developer, Kearsarge Energy, Mayor Craig and the Aldermen for helping bring this clean-energy project to reality.”

The array has also generated $35,570 in additional revenue to the City of Manchester, and offset 3,420 tons of CO2 which is equivalent to:

  • 668 gasoline passenger vehicles driven for a full year
  • 3 million pounds of coal burned
  • 350,000 gallons of gasoline burned

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Manchester City Library News – Winter 2022 / 2023

Published: 12/08/2022 1:51 PM - MCL Notes

Thank you for subscribing to the Manchester City Library's newsletter, MCL Notes.  The December/January/February edition is now available.

Adrienne Beloin Named Director of Homelessness Initiatives for the City of Manchester

Published: 12/07/2022 - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Today, Mayor Joyce Craig announced the hiring of Adrienne Beloin as the City of Manchester’s new Director of Homelessness Initiatives. Prior to taking her role with the City, Adrienne was overseeing the largest day shelter and wrap around services for homeless individuals in Massachusetts.

“Adrienne’s experience working with people experiencing homelessness and helping them overcome barriers to accessing safe, affordable housing makes her a tremendous asset to our community,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “She has a proven track record of being a problem-solver and advocate, which is exactly what we need to address the complex issue of homelessness in Manchester and throughout the state.” 

“I have had a warm welcome returning to New Hampshire and my impression is that there is a tremendous amount of compassion and dedication we can leverage here in Manchester coming from the concerned community, the local service providers, and the City departments” said Adrienne Beloin, Director of Homelessness Initiatives. “We understand that we need to increase access to housing, increase access to treatment, and decrease stigma. I know we can improve the ways we work together, unite our goals, and maximize new and existing resources.   It will take both an urgent response and a steady approach that is shaped by harm reduction and trauma-informed practices.”  

Adrienne Beloin grew up in New Hampshire and has worked with homelessness for over 20 years in the Boston area.  Adrienne holds a Master’s in Social Work from Simmons University and has worked as a direct service clinician and senior leader focused on the rehabilitation of homeless adults in the areas of behavioral health, income, and housing.  Adrienne has worked on City initiatives implementing leading innovations for chronic homelessness, substance use disorders, and encampments.  

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Mayor Joyce Craig Announces Third Annual Manchester Holiday Lights Contest

Published: 11/23/2022 - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Today, Mayor Joyce Craig announced the third  annual Manchester Holiday Lights Contest. Run by the Mayor’s Office and sponsored by Manchester Radio Group, this friendly contest encourages Queen City residents to decorate their homes and show off their holiday light displays for all to enjoy.

“The Holiday Lights Contest is a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “I'm grateful for the enthusiastic participation of our residents. Viewing the many homes with lights, decorations and sometimes even music is a tradition not to be missed!”

All those interested in participating in the Manchester Holiday Lights Contest, can complete a registration form beginning Wednesday, November 23rd and ending at 5:00pm on Thursday, December 8th. Forms can be completed online, or printed and returned by email to mayor@manchester.gov or by mail to ‘Mayor’s Office, 1 City Hall Plaza, Manchester, NH 03101’.

All participating lights displays will be included in the public Manchester Holiday Lights Map, and prizes will be awarded to the top vote-getting holiday lights displays.

Judging forms will be available starting on Friday, December 9th, and must be completed and returned by Monday, December 19th at 5:00 pm.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 21st via Facebook Live.

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The 2022-2023 Winter Resource Guide: Now Available!

Published: 11/15/2022 3:33 PM - Health News

The Manchester Health Department’s 2022-2023 Winter Resource Guide is now available.

The Guide includes information on a wide range of resources, including local winter assistance resources, to benefit Manchester residents and families in need. We encourage our community partners to use the Guide as a resource in providing assistance and support to the populations they serve.

The guide can be accessed using the link below or through the Health Department’s website under "Services."

Winter Resource Guide 2022-2023

The 2022-2023 Winter Resource Guide: Now Available!

Published: 11/15/2022 3:33 PM - Health News

The Manchester Health Department’s 2022-2023 Winter Resource Guide is now available.

The Guide includes information on a wide range of resources, including local winter assistance resources, to benefit Manchester residents and families in need. We encourage our community partners to use the Guide as a resource in providing assistance and support to the populations they serve.

The guide can be accessed using the link below or through the Health Department’s website under "Services."

Winter Resource Guide 2022-2023

2022 Greater Manchester Community Health Needs Assessment

Published: 11/15/2022 11:45 AM - Health News

Today, the City of Manchester Health Department released the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA).
This document serves as a public data source to help inform community-level decision making and guide healthcare entities.

To view the press release and the report, use the links below. 

CHNA Press Release
Greater Manchester Community Health Needs Assessment 2022 

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