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Homelessness Initiatives

Housing Options Promote Empowerment
For All People and Incomes

HOPE LogoHousing Strategies for “All People, and All Incomes of the Queen City”.  At the City of Manchester, we are committed to Humanity and the Diversity of Communities. Our core values of Service, Pride, Integrity, Respect, and Teamwork represent the "Manchester’s Spirit".

Our Vision

To stabilize the City of Manchester’s most vulnerable homeless populations. In the City of Manchester, the Housing Burden for many Citizens is extreme. People who experience the cost burden are spending more than 30% of their income on housing due to the lack of affordable housing.

This population is comprised of families and individuals representing the Homeless, Extremely Low-Income, Very Low-Income, and Low-Income populations.

Our newest initiative, “HOPE: Housing Options Promote Empowerment” will provide a Homeless / Housing system that incorporates Emergency Shelters, Transitional Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing, and Permanent Housing. This concept prioritizes “All People, and All Incomes of the Queen City.”  

HUD’S Definition of “Homeless” Synopsis

People who are living in a place not meant for human habitation, in emergency shelters, in transitional housing, or exiting an institution where they temporarily resided.

The City of Manchester’s Homeless Data/Reports

City of Manchester's PIT Report    

Point and Time Homeless Count- Annually The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), requires that all Cities, Counties and States count their homeless populations.

This is a one night estimates known as (PIT-Point and Time Homeless Count) of unduplicated sheltered and unsheltered homeless populations.

The one-night counts are conducted by Continuum of Care agencies nationwide, and occur during the last week in January of each year. The report is used to assist services providers in structuring programs that meet the needs of their local homeless populations.

The data gathered allows us to make informed decision based on best practice and highest best use of current resources and /or the creation of new resources, that aid in the prevention of homelessness.

Contact Information

Homelessness Initiatives Office
100 Merrimack Street
Manchester, NH 03101

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Phone: (603) 792-3859
hope@manchesternh.gov