Concord Housing & Redevelopment
23 Green Street
Concord, Merrimack County, NH

603-224-4059 http://www.concordha.com/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Concord Housing & Redevelopment Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 22nd, 2015.

Concord Housing & Redevelopment (CHR) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely.


Please note: The current wait time for a voucher is approximately five years.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit CHR to pick up an application, located at 23 Green St., Concord, NH 03301 during normal office hours.
2. Download the application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

CHR does have a preference for applicants the live and/or work in Concord.

More information can be found by visiting the CHR website at http://www.concordha.com, or by calling 603-224-4059 during normal office hours.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Concord Housing & Redevelopment Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update June 19th, 2015.

The Concord Housing Authority (CHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


The CHA offers two Public Housing communities with 262 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit the CHA to pick up an application, located at 23 Green St., Concord, NH 03301, during normal office hours.
2. Download the application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

The CHA does have a preference for applicants the live and/or work in Concord.

More information can be found by visiting the CHA website at http://www.concordha.com, or by calling 603-224-4059 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Concord Housing & Redevelopment administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 262 affordable rental units. It also administers 224 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Concord Housing & Redevelopment is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Concord Housing & Redevelopment between Public Housing Units (54%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (46%) to that of all housing authorities in New Hampshire, Concord Housing & Redevelopment has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in New Hampshire.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Concord Housing & Redevelopment scored an average of 80 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 0 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New Hampshire is 82.14.

Concord Housing & Redevelopment has an average score that is less than the average New Hampshire housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Concord Housing & Redevelopment.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 7/29/10 Plan
2008 8/26/08 Plan
2007 9/20/07 Plan
2006 9/21/06 Plan
2005 9/27/05 Plan
2004 10/21/04 Plan
2003 11/13/03 Plan
2002 9/26/02 Plan
2001 9/21/01 Plan
2000 9/28/00 Plan