CONCORD, NH — Over the weekend, $20 million provided by the American Rescue Plan allocated towards covering hotel or motel costs for Granite Staters experiencing homelessness expired — leaving hundreds of Granite Staters with nowhere to go amid a severe housing crisis which has only worsened during his administration.
This follows a letter earlier this year from eight of New Hampshire’s mayors calling on Sununu to take action to protect New Hampshire’s unhoused population, which he has repeatedly refused to do.
In response, NHDP Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement:
“Governor Sununu’s severe mismanagement of federal assistance secured by our congressional delegation has led to hundreds of Granite Staters being on the brink of homelessness. He has, yet again, left local leaders and agencies to pick up the pieces after his poor planning.
“This disaster was easily avoidable. While our Democratic congressional delegation is fighting for Granite Staters in Washington, our failure of a governor continues to squander the federal funds they worked hard to secure and leave some of New Hampshire’s most vulnerable out in the cold.”