Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority
198 Hanover Street
Manchester, Hillsborough County, NH

603-624-2100 http://www.manchesterhousing.org/

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Open

The Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority (MHRA) 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 10 years.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit the MHRA to pick up an application, located at 198 Hanover St., Manchester, NH 03104, 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.

The MHRA does have a preference for applicants that are veterans, or have been displaced by government action.

More information can be found by visiting the MHRA website at http://www.manchesterhousing.org, or by calling 603-624-2103 during normal office hours.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

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


The MHRA offers twelve Public Housing communities with 1,169  units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit the MHRA to pick up an application, located at 198 Hanover St., Manchester, NH 03104, 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.

The MHRA does have a preference for applicants: veterans, or have been displaced by government action.

More information can be found by visiting the MHRA website at http://www.manchesterhousing.org, or by calling 603-624-2103 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 12 projects which contain 1,169 affordable rental units. It also administers 2,017 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority between Public Housing Units (37%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (63%) to that of all housing authorities in New Hampshire, Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority 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, Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority scored an average of 97 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 81 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New Hampshire is 82.14.

Manchester Housing & Redevelopment 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 (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority manages 8 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 92. The scores for properties managed by Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority range from a high of 96 to a low of 87.

The highest scoring property in the Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority portfolio is Pariseau/burns and the lowest scoring property is Elmwood Gardens.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority have a passing score.

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

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority owns and manages 1169 public housing units in 12 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority is $363.00 compared to the state average of $373.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of New Hampshire ranges from a low of $297.00 to a high of $537.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

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 Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 9/20/12 Plan
2011 9/9/11 Plan
2010 8/24/10 Plan
2009 9/10/09 Plan
2008 9/8/08 Plan
2007 8/30/07 Plan
2006 9/27/06 Plan
2005 10/3/05 Plan
2004 10/1/04 Plan
2003 11/25/03 Plan
2002 10/3/02 Plan
2001 8/24/01 Plan
2000 9/5/00 Plan

Affordable Apartments in Manchester from ApartmentSmart

12

Public Housing Projects

1,169

Public Housing Units

2,017

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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