On July 6, Governor Chris Sununu released details and application for the SELF program, which utilizes expenditure of CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds (“flex funds”) to provide emergency financial relief of up to $50,000 to support New Hampshire self-employed, for-profit businesses due to the economic disruption caused by COVID-19.
For purposes of the SELF program, a “self-employed” business is one that does not have any employees, and an independent contractor is considered a “self-employed” business. Real estate licensees who act as independent contractors, and who meet all other criteria, are eligible. All eligible self-employed must:
"Amidst the sea of change to which the New Hampshire Association of REALTORS has played witness in its 85 years, one thing that has remained constant is the Realtor 'R' and the value we bring to every real estate transaction in which we take part. We are part of a unique community where our familial cooperation transcends our business competition. These are not mere platitudes, but our living ideals, and they are, in fact, the foundation on which we conduct ourselves in our day-to-day affairs."
Jim Lee, 2021 President, New Hampshire REALTORS