Housing Authority of the City of Rochester NH
77 Olde Farm Lane, Rochester, New Hampshire 03857

603-332-4126

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Rochester NH administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 232 affordable rental units. It also administers 182 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Rochester NH is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 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 Housing Authority of the City of Rochester NH between Public Housing Units (56%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (44%) to that of all housing authorities in New Hampshire, Housing Authority of the City of Rochester NH 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, Housing Authority of the City of Rochester NH scored an average of 94 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2001 and a low score of 78 in 2009. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New Hampshire is 82.14.

Housing Authority of the City of Rochester NH 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.

Housing Authority of the City of Rochester NH manages 1 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 57. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of Rochester NH range from a high of 57 to a low of 57.

Housing Authority of the City of Rochester NH manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 57. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Wellsweep Acres does not have a passing score.
Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 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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Public Housing Projects

232

Public Housing Units

182

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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