July is going to be a critical month. So far, the federal unemployment bonus will end, many supplemental payments will end, and we begin to turn back the orders. You should know about this one:
Order 58 terminates Order 3 which prohibited all providers of electric, gas, water, telephone, cable, VOiP, internet, and deliverable fuels service in the State of New Hampshire from disconnecting or discontinuing service for non-payment. This is effective July 15. If you are going to need help, please contact me to see if you are eligible for any of the new programs.
The State has instituted a number of programs designed to ease the economic challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, including, but not limited to, (1) expanding unemployment benefits through Emergency Order #5, (2) establishing the COVID-19 Emergency Healthcare System Relief Fund though Emergency Order #9, (3) allowing municipalities to grant blanket abatement of interest for late property tax payments through Emergency Order #25, (4) establishing the COVID-19 Long-Term Care Stabilization Program through Emergency Order #31, ( 5) establishing the First Responder Stipend Program, and ( 6) establishing the Main Street Relief Program to provide $400 million in relief to New Hampshire small businesses; and the Governor has authorized $35 million from the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund to support individuals and families needing assistance to maintain their housing as a result of COVID-19, and this assistance includes funds to help pay utility bills.
1. Emergency Orders 4 and 24 shall terminate on July 1, 2020.
2. For every eviction notice issued by the owner of restricted or non-restricted property that is based in whole or in part on nonpayment of rent that became due and payable between March 17, 2020 and the date of this Order, the minimum 7 day notice period required in RSA 540:3 is hereby extended to 30 days. Therefore, every such eviction notice shall provide that the tenant must vacate the premises no less than 30 days from the date of service of the eviction notice. For purposes of this Order, the terms “restricted property” and “non-restricted property” shall have the meanings assigned to those terms in RSA 540: 1-a. This Paragraph shall not apply to eviction notices issued before March 17, 2020.
Order Timeline and Detail
If you want to a timeline representation of the Orders, go to https://www.covidguidance.nh.gov/timeline
You can also read all the Orders and Exhibits at https://www.governor.nh.gov/news-and-media/emergency-orders-2020
If you want to find guidelines and rules, go to https://www.covidguidance.nh.gov/
Sununu spells out ‘devastating’ revenue losses due to COVID-19
Note from Steve – I have heard some hysteria about this. There are rumors about laying off dozens of school employees, cutting entire programs, etc. Before the virus, we had a pretty healthy surplus. We’ll work through it and it is never as bad as people imagine. Please, ask for facts and don’t float rumors. We are in this together and need to stay positive. https://www.unionleader.com/news/health/coronavirus/sununu-spells-out-devastating-revenue-losses-due-to-covid-19/article_1d19fdfc-a8af-5a95-a6b7-0fa66ae177a2.html