Lancaster Housing Authority
10 Serenity Circle
Berlin, Coos County, NH


Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Lancaster Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on June 5th, 2015

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The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Lancaster Housing Authority administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 68 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Lancaster Housing Authority is designated as Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Lancaster Housing Authority is among the 25% of New Hampshire housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 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, Lancaster Housing Authority scored an average of 89 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2005 and a low score of 79 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New Hampshire is 82.14.

Lancaster Housing Authority 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 (, 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 Lancaster Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 12/10/09 Plan
2008 11/6/07 Plan
2007 12/22/06 Plan
2006 11/17/05 Plan
2005 12/16/04 Plan
2004 12/29/03 Plan
2003 11/12/02 Plan
2002 1/8/02 Plan
2001 3/1/01 Plan
2000 6/8/00 Plan