AHEAD's HomeOwnership Center staff is working remotely, but still available and ready to help. Starting next week, they will begin a series of informational videos that will cover topics relevant to the financial and economic impact of the recent epidemic. Each night they will release a video to their YouTube channel and Facebook page, followed by a Facebook Live at 7:30 p.m. for a live Q&A session. Some of the topics being covered are: Crisis Budgeting, Installment and Revolving Debt Options, Community Resources during COVID-19, and Mortgage Default Options.
If you're worried about your personal financial situation due to COVID-19, please contact one of AHEAD’s counselors at homesahead.org/Homeownership.php or call (603) 444-1377 ext 3.
Fortier Library at White Mountains Community College is cancelling all scheduled programs and lectures including:
March 25 — Marena Harris “A Girl On a Mountain: Tales From the Trail” program
April 7 — NAMI NH In Our Own Voice
April 15 — Anne Gass “Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage” program & book signing
May 6 —J.L. McCreedy “Strong Female Characters” program & book signing
In addition, the library will be closed to the general public until further notice.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has closed the White River Junction VA Regional Benefits Office to the public, effective March 19. The result is that the office is no longer accepting walk-ins for claims assistance, scheduled appointments, counseling and other in-person services. VBA benefits and services provided to Veterans, families, and survivors will continue to be delivered throughout the duration of COVID-19 impacts.
Veterans can continue to get information about benefits or file a claim for benefits by visiting va.gov. Veterans with claims specific questions may request information via the Inquiry and Routing and Information System at iris.custhelp.va.gov or telephone at 1-800-827-1000.
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services' Bureau of Family Assistance announced all District Office buildings will be closed for client-facing activities until further notice. People in need of assistance may apply for benefits online at nheasy.nh.gov and will be scheduled for a phone interview in order to complete their benefits application. DHHS is working to ensure our clients continue to get the services they need while limiting potential disruptions. People with no internet access who are applying for assistance through the Bureau of Family Assistance should call 1-844-275-3447.
DHHS has been authorized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to conduct all appointments for the New Hampshire Women, Infants, and Children program by phone. Individuals can apply for assistance by contacting their local WIC office. To find the office closest to you log onto signupwic.com. All appointment types, including certifications and follow up appointments, can be completed by phone. Residents who have a scheduled WIC appointment should keep it and expect a phone call from their local WIC office.
New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles has transitioned to phone and online services and limited appointment only services. Limited walk-in services will be available by appointment only and consolidated to five locations: Concord, Dover, Manchester, Newport, and Twin Mountain. Customers can call (603) 227-4000 to schedule an appointment. Customers should take advantage of the DMV’s online services, including online driver license renewal, ID renewals, and online ticket pay at nh.gov/dmv.
All driver license road exams are canceled until Friday, April 3. NH DMV 20-day plates as well as NH authorized dealer 20-day plates, issued on or after Feb. 26, have been given an automatic extension through April 30. These extensions do not apply to vehicle registration renewals. Please visit your town website for vehicle registration renewal options.
NH DMV non-commercial driver licenses and non-driver identification cards that are expired or set to expire between March 1, and April 30, are eligible for a six-month extension. Customers should take advantage of this option by calling (603) 227-4020. An applicable renewal fee will be due at the time of the call. To learn more about six-month license extensions, go to nh.gov/dmv.