Homelessness

Call for change to proposed Concord panhandling ordinance

Public Hearing on “Aggressive Panhandling” February 11

The City of Concord is considering a municipal ordinance to ban “aggressive panhandling” in the city.  The current draft of this ordinance will be considered by the City Council during a public hearing on Monday, February 11 at 7 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall. 

Draft ordinance on "aggressive pandhandling"

Proposed municipal ordinance to ban "agressive panhandling" in Concord NH.

"Our Turn" by Frank Irvine and Ellen Fries

Opinion column from the Concord Monitor, February 6, 2013, on a proposed city ordinance to ban "aggressive panhandling."

Soupfest 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 5:00pm

The second annual Soupfest is a benefit for the Concord Homeless Resource Center, a project of the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness.  Come enjoy tasting a variety of soups and artisan breads all handmade for this special event.  Seatings at 5 and 6:30 pm.  If you can't come you can still send a donation to CCEH, PO Box 3933, Concord NH 03302. 

Concord Soupfest 2013

Flyer for Soupfest, Feb. 16, 2013, Concord NH

The Names - Homeless Memorial Day NH 2012

Homeless Memorial Day participants read the names of 34 formerly homless people who died in the past year.

NH Homeless Memorial Day Names 2012

List of names of homeless and formerly homeless people who died in New Hampshire in 2012.

A heavy heart

I write with a heavy heart.  A cold wind blows out of the north and the temperature is dropping.  A few nights ago, when RI did it’s “Point in Time” count, 996 people were homeless.  So far this year, 214 families, with 385 children, have been sheltered – up from 159 last year.  Last year, in Massachusetts, 16,664 were homeless when that count was done.  (Click here for images from the RI Press Conference on

Homeless Memorial Day Marked in 8 NH/VT Towns

Ceremonies marking the past year’s homelessness-related deaths took place in eight local communities on the longest nights of the year.  “Homeless Memorial Day” events were held in Nashua and Portsmouth on December 20 and in Concord, Laconia, Keene, Newport, Manchester, and White River Junction on December 21.

Fifty people, including New Hampshire's new Episcopal Bishop, attended the program in front of the State House in downtown Concord.

Homeless Memorial Day 2012 - Portsmouth

Flyer for 2012 Homeless Memorial Day in Portsmouth NH.

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