Keene Housing
831 Court Street
Keene, Cheshire County, NH

603-352-6161 http://www.keenehousing.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Keene Housing (KH) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely.


There are three ways to apply:
1. Visit the KH office to pick up an application, located at 831 Court St., Keene, NH 03431 during normal office hours.
2. Request to have an application mailed to you by calling 603-352-6161 during normal office hours.
3. Download an 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.

Please note: If you need help filling out the application, you can visit the KH office on Tuesdays or Thursdays between the hours of 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm for assistance.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the KH website at http://www.keenehousing.org, or by calling 603-352-6161 during normal office hours.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

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


There are three ways to apply:
1. Visit the KHA to pick up an application, located at 831 Court St., Keene, NH 03431, during normal office hours.
2. Request to have an application mailed to you by calling 603-352-6161 during normal office hours.
3. Download an 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.

Please note: If you need help filling out the application, you can visit the KHA on Tuesdays or Thursdays between the hours of 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm for assistance.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the KHA website at http://www.keenehousing.org, or by calling 603-352-6161 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Keene Housing administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 0 affordable rental units. It also administers 737 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Keene Housing is determined to be a No units public housing authority, meaning it manages between public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Keene Housing between Public Housing Units (0%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (100%) to that of all housing authorities in New Hampshire, Keene Housing has a smaller 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, Keene Housing scored an average of 95 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2002 and a low score of 77 in 2009. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New Hampshire is 82.14.

Keene Housing has an average score that is more 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 Keene Housing.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2003 12/17/02 Plan
2002 5/29/02 Plan
2001 4/2/01 Plan
2000 6/12/00 Plan