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. Although the Nashua Public Library is closed, online resources are still available. You can visit online 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 for a temporary card 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.
Families & Children
- COVID-19 and Children: A Guide for Families and Providers
- Resources for Kids at Home
- Talking with Children about COVID-19
Food & Grocery
- Available Food Resources in Greater Nashua
- Consumer Essential Shopping Guidance
- Food & COVID-19
- Nashua Grocery Store Hours
- Nashua Restaurants Takeout and Delivery
- Nashua School Lunch Availability
- New Hampshire Food Access Map
- Tips for Meal Kit and Food Delivery Safety
Health and Wellness
- At Home Workouts
- Connections: Smartphone App to Help with Recovery
- Guidance for Use of Cloth Face Coverings
- Self-Isolation Guide
- Self-Observation Guide
- Self-Quarantine Guide
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
The State of NH has temporary housing solutions for the general public. To ensure the health and safety of our community, Isolation and Quarantine sites are available for individuals who are able to provide for their own general needs. They will need a medical referral to access placement. These housing services can be arranged by calling (603) 415-1624 or filling out this referral form and emailing it to GSHCC@healthynh.org.
Additional Housing Resources
- The Front Door Agency: (603) 886-2866 or www.frontdooragency.org
- The Salvation Army: (603) 889-5151 x101 or via e-mail at Rosemarie.Dykeman@use.SalvationArmy.org
- Southern New Hampshire Services: (603) 889-3440 or www.snhs.org
- You may also contact NH 2-1-1 for other possible assistance programs by calling 211 or visiting www.211nh.org
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.
- Coping with the Media
- Know the Warning Signs of Mental Illness
- Managing Anxiety and Stress during COVID-19