New Hampshire considers more renter protection amid pandemic
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Some renters facing eviction during the coronavirus pandemic would get extra time to come up with cash under a bill before a House committee.
The measure sponsored by Rep. Casey Conely, a Democrat from Dover, would require courts to pause eviction cases for 30 days if the renter has applied for help from a federal, state or local housing assistance program.
On Tuesday, he called it a temporary, critical lifeline for tenants facing financial difficulty during the pandemic.
The Apartment Association of New Hampshire opposed the bill.
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