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Dover Housing Authority

62 Whittier Street
Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire 3820

Dover Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of February 27th, 2021, Dover Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Dover Housing Authority serves Dover.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Dover Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Dover Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Dover Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Dover Housing Authority Website: http://www.doverhousingauthority.org/.

Dover Housing Authority Phone: (603) 742-5804.

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

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Dover Housing Authority (DHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Download the four forms of the pre-application online here, then print and complete.
  2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling (603) 742-5804, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm ET on Mondays and Wednesday-Friday; and from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm on Tuesdays.
  3. Visit the DHA to pick up a pre-application in person, located at 62 Whittier St., Dover, NH 03820, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesday-Friday; and from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm on Tuesdays.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include copies of the following documentation when submitting your pre-application: Birth certificates, Social Security Cards, proof of all income, photo IDs for all adult household members.

Please note: Certain parts of the application must be signed in front of a notary.

The DHA has identified the following preferences: Live and/or work in Dover, victim of domestic violence.

For more information, visit the DHA website, or call the office at (603) 742-5804 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesday-Friday; and from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm on Tuesdays.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (603)742-5804.

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

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Dover Housing Authority (DHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The DHA offers four Public Housing communities with 458 units for families and senior/disabled households.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Download all forms of the pre-application online here, then print and complete. Please make sure to download the pre-application for a specific apartment community, and not for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, which is at the top of the page.
  2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling (603) 742-5804, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm ET on Mondays and Wednesday-Friday; and from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm on Tuesdays.
  3. Visit the DHA to pick up a pre-application in person, located at 62 Whittier St., Dover, NH 03820, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesday-Friday; and from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm on Tuesdays.
Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include copies of the following documentation when submitting your pre-application: Birth certificates, Social Security Cards, proof of all income, photo IDs for all adult household members.

Please note: Certain parts of the application must be signed in front of a notary.

The DHA has identified the following preferences: Live and/or work in Dover, victim of domestic violence.

For more information, visit the DHA website, or call the office at (603) 742-5804 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesday-Friday; and from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm on Tuesdays.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (603)742-5804.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/26/2015.

About Dover Housing Authority

More information about Dover Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.doverhousingauthority.org/.

Representatives of Dover Housing Authority may be available by phone at (603) 742-5804. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/27/2021, it is not known if Dover 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 Dover Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Dover Housing Authority manages 490 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection
Vouchers 304 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $724 $873
Monthly Cost $220,009 $1,746

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Dover 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 11% having issued approximately 31 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 31 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 $15,826 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 23% 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 71% 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, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 31% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% 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.

33% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 30% of households with children have a female head of household. 73% of all households were headed by a female.

4% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Dover Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 42% 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. 74% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

39% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 43% with 2 bedrooms and 18% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Dover Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $406 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $844. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $108.



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 Apartments Operated by Dover Housing Authority

Amp 1 - Mineral Park, Whittier Park

91 Pleasant View Cir
Dover, New Hampshire

Amp 2 - Np, Uc, Ebt

34 Union St
Dover, New Hampshire

Amp 3 - Court, Wt, Sj

18 Chapel St
Dover, New Hampshire