HOUSING OPPORTUNITY PLANNING (HOP) GRANTS

An additional $2.9 million was allocated to the HOP Grant Program. Information about the program and how to apply can be found below.

Please email info@NHHOPGrants.org if you have any questions.

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In spring 2024, an additional $2.9 million was allocated to the Housing Opportunity Planning (HOP) Grant Program. These grants are for municipalities to hire consultants for the following activities: 

  • Update the housing, land use, and vision sections of the master plan, and related aspects of the implementation section, as well as the community facilities section or other relevant sections as they pertain to water and sewer in support of housing development. 
  • As part of a larger project, conduct a housing needs assessment or analysis. 
  • Audit a municipality’s land use regulations and make recommendations for changes to promote housing development.  
  • Create new regulations or revise existing regulations with the stated primary goal of increasing the supply of housing in the community, especially affordable and workforce housing.  

Grant-funded activities should generally assist applicants to become eligible for New Hampshire Housing Champion designation pursuant to RSA 12-O:71.

Municipalities may either hire consultants using a competitive process or choose a consultant from a list of pre-approved qualified consultants (which includes regional planning commission). See more at NHHOPGrants.org/consultants.  

ELIGIBILITY AND APPROVAL PROCESS 

All New Hampshire cities and towns, including those that have previously received a a Community Housing Navigator grant or HOP grant, are eligible to apply. Applications are due September 30, 2024.

Applications will be reviewed and approved by the committee using a competitive process. Past grantees will receive priority in this process. The remaining funds will be available to new municipal applicants, and will be reviewed accordingly. Decisions will be communicated to grantees within 60 days.  

APPLICATION PROCESS 

Please email your applications as a single PDF document to info@NHHOPGrants.org

Program Documents: