About Exeter Housing Authority

The Exeter Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Exeter, New Hampshire.

The Exeter Housing Authority serves Exeter.

Exeter Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Exeter Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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

 

Please note: The current wait time for a voucher is approximately 2-3 years.

 

There are two ways to apply:

1. Visit the EHA to pick up an application, located at 277 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833, during normal office hours.

2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling (603) 778-8110 during normal office hours.

 

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

 

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

 

No preferences were noted.

 

For more information, the EHA can be reached by calling (603) 778-8110 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 07/12/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Exeter Housing Authority (EHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The EHA offers one public housing community with 105 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit the EHA to pick up an application, located at 277 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833, during normal office hours.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling (603) 778-8110 during normal office hours.

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

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, the EHA can be reached by calling (603) 778-8110 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 06/19/2015.


About the Exeter Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Exeter Housing Authority manages 169 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 169
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $610
Monthly Cost $103,137

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Exeter 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 15 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 26 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.5 persons and has a household income of $15,656 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% 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 74% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 39% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 34% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

23% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 21% of households with children have a female head of household. 73% of all households were headed by a female.

1% 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 Exeter Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 39% include at least one person with a disability. 59% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 48% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

69% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 25% with 2 bedrooms and 6% with 3 or more bedrooms. 2% 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 Exeter Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $382 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $771. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $125.



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.