Berlin Housing Authority

10 Serenity Circle
Berlin, Coos County, New Hampshire 3570

Berlin Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Berlin, New Hampshire that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 17th, 2019, Berlin Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Berlin Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Berlin Housing Authority serves Berlin.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Berlin Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Berlin Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Berlin Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Berlin Housing Authority (BHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely. 

To apply, visit the BHA to pick up an application, located at 10 Serenity Circle, Berlin, NH 03570, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

No preferences were noted.

For more information the BHA can be reached by calling 603-752-4240 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (603)752-4240.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/12/2017.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

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

The BHA offers one Public Housing community with 55 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the BHA to pick up an application, located at 10 Serenity Circle, Berlin, NH 03570 during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

No preferences were noted.

For more information the BHA can be reached by calling 603-752-4240 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (603)752-4240.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/19/2015.

About Berlin Housing Authority

Representatives of Berlin Housing Authority may be available by phone at (603) 752-4240. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/17/2019, it is not known if Berlin Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Berlin Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Berlin Housing Authority manages 231 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 230 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $408 $960
Monthly Cost $93,790 $960

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Berlin Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 18% having issued approximately 14 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 9 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $13,053 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 76% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 44% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

29% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 23% of households with children have a female head of household. 67% of all households were headed by a female.

4% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 0% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Berlin Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 35% include at least one person with a disability. 64% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 50% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

55% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 16% with 3 or more bedrooms. 8% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Berlin Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $347 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $491. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $95.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Operated by Berlin Housing Authority

Clarence M. Welch Apartments

13 Cole St
Berlin, NH
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