Are you staying home to keep yourself, your family, and your community healthy? We thank you! We also understand that staying home for an extended period of time and avoiding close contact with others can be challenging. Visit the Nashua Public Library online for their updated services and use your library card to stream free video or download e-books, audio books, and magazines. If you don’t have a library card yet, sign up for a library card online on their website that will give you immediate access to online services.


If you have lost work due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for unemployment relief, even if you are self-employed. Find out if you are eligible for benefits online. If you are looking for employment opportunities, search at NH Job Match System.

Who is eligible for unemployment benefits under the Federal CARES Act?

In order to be eligible for unemployment benefits you are required to file a continued claim each week certifying as to the reason(s) you were unable or unavailable to work for the prior week. Starting June 21st, the questions presented on your weekly claim will change to reflect the expiration of the Stay-at-Home Order. Here are the updated questions you will see when filing your weekly claim starting June 21st. These questions are required by the Federal CARES Act. If you are able to self-certify as to being unable or unavailable to work because one of the circumstances in the above document related to COVID-19, then you are eligible for unemployment benefits under the Federal CARES Act. For more information, visit NH Unemployment.

Essential Workers

Families & Children

Food & Grocery

Health and Wellness

Health Insurance


Assistance with Rent, Mortgage, and Utilities

If you are falling behind with your rent, mortgage or utilities, reach out for help now. NH Governor Chris Sununu modified Emergency Order #4 to make it clear that if tenants and property owners can’t pay rent or mortgage now, they will still have to pay in full when the state of emergency is lifted. All tenants who have difficulty paying rent are encouraged to talk with their landlord to develop a payment plan and pay what they can at this time. The same applies for utility assistance. If you are struggling with paying your utility bills, talk with your utility company to make a payment plan. For assistance and guidance, contact your local municipal welfare office/town hall:

  • Nashua: (603) 589-4555
  • Amherst: (603) 673-6041
  • Brookline: (603) 673-8855
  • Hollis: (603) 465-2209
  • Hudson: (603) 886-6024
  • Merrimack: (603) 423-8535
  • Milford: (603) 249-0600

Additional Housing Resources

Mental Health

In a crisis? Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor from the Crisis Text Line. They offer free, no judgement support available 24/7. You can also message them on Facebook.

Older Adults