Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority
198 Hanover Street, Manchester, New Hampshire 03104


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 (, 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. 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 (, 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 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 (, 2014)

Waiting List Status:

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.

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Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size


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