Housing, Utility, & Security Deposit Assistance

Please be aware that due to the volume of applications, it may take up to 14 business days for one of our Housing Stability team members to reach out in regards to a submitted application.  Please reach out to your local municipal welfare office regarding rent currently due.  Thank you for your patience. 

Preventing homelessness. Transforming lives.

About the Program

The Front Door believes preventing homelessness is critical to the well-being of our community and families. The most economical and humane strategy for those at imminent risk of homelessness is to prevent it in the first place. Providing one-time or short-term rent or mortgage subsidies, utility subsidies, legal assistance, and housing placement services are critical in order to reduce the high cost of providing services and to eliminate the disruption that results when people become homeless.

If you are in need of assistance, please be sure you are in our service area (listed below) and then fill out our online application (button to the right). Please read all application instructions BEFORE you begin your online application. 

Our Service Area

In addition to Nashua residents, we are able to assist those living in the following New Hampshire towns: Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Lyndeborough, Mason, Merrimack, Milford, Mt. Vernon, Peterborough, and Wilton.

Rent, Utility, & Security Deposit Services Available for Those at Risk of Homelessness:

– Rental assistance with back rent, if it is determined the family can support the housing going forward.

– Utility assistance with shut-off notices and payment arrangements with utility companies, if it is determined the family can support the housing costs going forward.

– Home heating fuel, oil and propane

– Security deposit assistance to help obtain permanent housing

– Legal assistance referrals

The Front Door is one of the largest providers in the Greater Nashua area of prevention assistance to families facing eviction or utility disconnection. While we primarily serve those who do not qualify for government assistance, we understand that all situations must be seen uniquely.  All applications are welcome, however, we can never guarantee services to all applicants.

Ultimate Outcome

Families Remain in permanent housing & maintains all housing expenses.


75% of participants are able to remain in their permanent housing & stay current with their housing costs for at least six months from receiving assistance avoiding the incidence of homelessness.

The Nashua Continuum of Care addresses prevention as a key component in reducing the number of homeless in our community in its 10-year plan to end homelessness.

To report incidents of homelessness, please email or you may contact the Homeless Hotline at 2-1-1. If you or someone you know is in need of information regarding homelessness, essential services, or other crisis issues, you can find help by dialing 2-1-1. This free call connects with a trained information and referral specialist that can direct callers to a wide variety of organizations and resources that can help. For additional information on homeless shelter resources, click here.