About Derry Housing & Redevelopment Authority

The Derry Housing & Redevelopment Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Derry, New Hampshire.

The Derry Housing & Redevelopment Authority serves Derry.


About the Derry Housing & Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Derry Housing & Redevelopment Authority manages 91 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 91
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $621
Monthly Cost $56,526

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Derry Housing & Redevelopment 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 10% having issued approximately 11 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 41 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.7 persons and has a household income of $18,345 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 72% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

-1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 37% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 37% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

26% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 21% of households with children have a female head of household. 63% of all households were headed by a female.

7% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 1% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Derry Housing & Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 41% include at least one person with a disability. 68% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 54% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

38% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 55% with 2 bedrooms and 7% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% 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 Derry Housing & Redevelopment Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $476 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $872. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $87.



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.


Affordable Apartments near Derry Housing & Redevelopment Authority

4A Laraway Court
Franklin Village Apartments is a 132 unit low income housing apartment community that provides St.-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Derry. Rents at Franklin Village Apartments are $725-1,125.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Derry.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
12 W Broadway
Pillsbury Square is a 28 unit low income housing apartment community in Derry.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
3 Hood Rd
Nutfield Heights is a 80 unit low income housing apartment community in Derry.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance