New Hampshire Rental Overview
The population of New Hampshire, according to the 2010 Census, is 1,316,470.
The total number of households in the state is 518,973.
The average household size for New Hampshire is .
The total number of renter households
in the state is 150,657 which means that
households are renter households.
Compared to all other U.S. States, New Hampshire
is ranked 46th in percentage of renters.
District Of Columbia is ranked first with 57.99%
and West Virginia ranks last with only 26.55%.
According to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the median rent paid among all renter households and
housing types and sizes in New Hampshire is $980 per month.
Ranked against all other states in the country, New Hampshire ranks 13th
for the highest median rent. Hawaii ranks first at
$1,387 and West Virginia ranks last at
Though rents are set more locally, statewide median rents provide a basic outlook of housing costs for each state.
The number of vacant rental units in New Hampshire is 8,180
representing a vacancy rate of 5.1%. Among all U.S. states,
New Hampshire ranks 3rd for the lowest vacancy rates.
New York ranks first with a vacancy rate of
and South Carolina ranks last with
a vacancy rate of 12.9%.
As lower vacancy rates are an indication of a healthier rental housing
portfolio, New Hampshire’s rental housing portfolio is performing
the National average.
|Project Based Section 8||
|Section 8 Voucher||
|Note: The total does not necessarily equal the sum of each program as some properties may participate in multiple funding programs.
‡This program is not project based, instead Housing Authorities provide vouchers to individual renters.
In the state of New Hampshire there are 20 independent Housing Authorities that may issue these vouchers.
The average number of units per property for affordable rentals in New Hampshire is 39.50. The largest market for federally assisted housing in
the state is Manchester
at 2,467 units and the smallest is
126 apartment properties provide housing for seniors containing 3,864 units.
Of the 15,351 units, 32,787 units include some form of rental assistance (like Section 8)
to make rent more affordable for very low income families.
Affordable Housing by Counties in New Hampshire ranked by federally assisted units
There are 10 counties or county equivalents in New Hampshire.
The county or county equivalent with the largest population is Hillsborough County at 400,721
and the smallest is Coos County at 33,055.
The county or county equivalent with the largest percentage of renter households is Strafford County at 33.67%
and The county or county equivalent with lowest portion of renters is Carroll County at 20.84%.
The density of Federal housing assistance at the county level in New Hampshire ranges from a low of
93.5 units per 1,000 renter households in
Rockingham County to a high of 260 units per
1,000 renter households in Coos County. The average Federal housing assistance density
for all counties in New Hampshire is 166.4 units
per 1,000 renter households.
The table below summarizes the Federally assisted housing located in each county in New Hampshire.
All major affordable housing programs are provided on a county by county basis.
Click on the name of the county to see a more in depth summary of affordable housing in that county.
Affordable Housing by City in New Hampshire ranked by federally assisted units
We are tracking 119 cities in New Hampshire
that have at least one Federally assisted housing community.
With a population of 1,316,470, Epsom
has the largest population of these cities.
There are 1 Federally assisted housing communities in Epsom
which are home to about 50 families, most of which are lower income families.
The table below provides a summary of all Federally assisted housing communities by city in New Hampshire.
All the major affordable housing funding program breakdowns are provided.
Click on the city name to get a full affordable rental housing report for each city in New Hampshire.
Housing Authorities in New Hampshire ranked by assisted units and vouchers
Housing authorities are governmental (or quasi-governmental) entities
that manage various Federal housing assistance programs on behalf of the Department
of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These programs include Public Housing,
Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers and other programs.
There are 20 housing authorities in New Hampshire.
These housing authorities own and operate an aggregate of
public housing units and administer Section 8 rental vouchers.
Of the 20 housing authorities, 70% have both a public housing and Section 8 program.
The largest housing authority in New Hampshire by total housing assistance units managed is New Hampshire Housing Finance Agency
with 3,606 public housing units under management
(0 public housing units
and 3,606 Section 8 vouchers).
The table below provides a list of housing authorities in New Hampshire and
includes each housing authorities public housing and Section 8 voucher count.
Click on the housing authority name to get more details on the housing authority.
According to our affordable housing data, New Hampshire has a total of
389 rental properties that receive at least one form of Federal housing assistance and are at least partially reserved for low income persons.
These properties contain an estimated 15,351 rental housing units.
(Note: Some of the Federal source data we use does not include total unit count for a property -- most notably the LIHTC database
-- so the number of units listed here may be less than the actual.)
The Public Housing Program is the largest assistance program by unit count.
The program assists 26,500 in New Hampshire.
The charts below lay out how each Federal program impact affordable housing in New Hampshire.