Housing, Food and Financial (Basic Needs) Support

Housing, Food & Financial Support  

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We all face unanticipated challenges during our lives. Sometimes these challenges for students include fundamental issues of food insecurity, housing and other financial concerns. UNH has multiple resources that can help. We know how important it is for your basic needs to be met so you can focus on your education and other life goals. This page points you to a variety of on- and off-campus resources that are free or low cost. We cannot guarantee any of these resources will be able to provide exactly what you need but we hope it can be helpful. All enrolled students including undergraduate, graduate, international and undocumented students are eligible for Basic Needs resources and services. If you have questions or need to speak with someone, please contact Patty Mathison, Basic Needs Coordinator at patty.mathison@unh.edu or feel free to stop by the Memorial Union Building room 234. 

Our learning outcome: Students will be able to identify services at UNH intended to address their basic needs.

​Drop In Hours 

Fridays from 12-4pm in MUB 234

Drop in on Fridays to speak with our fantastic Basic Needs Intern, Ama Owusu and/or Basic Needs Coordinator and Case Manager, Patty Mathison! 

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Food Resources 

It's hard to focus when you don't know where your next meal will come from. We've compiled a list of campus and community-based resources to help you find food including our Swipe it Forward program. Please be mindful that this is not an exhaustive list. 

Food Resources

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Housing Resources

Whether you are experiencing housing insecurity or need a place to stay over the breaks, we have compiled a list of resources on campus and through our local community. If you don't find what you need, please contact us. 

Housing Resources

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Financial Resources

If you are experiencing financial challenges, we might be able to help. Apply for programs such as our Student Emergency Financial Assistance (SEFA) program or see some additional resources that can be helpful! 

Financial Resources

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Technology and Additional Resources

We offer resources around technology such as our Loaner Laptop program, transportation, health and medical, as well as affordable clothing options. 

Technology Resources

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Support Student Basic Needs 

Help support your fellow wildcats! Whether through financial donations, physical donations or through volunteer opportunities we appreciate you supporting our Basic Needs programs! 

Support Basic Needs