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Keene Housing

831 Court Street
Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire 3431

Keene Housing is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Moving to Work programs. As of September 27th, 2020, Keene Housing has 4 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Cheshire County, New Hampshire Moving to Work Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Family Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Senior and Disabled Housing Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Keene Housing serves Cheshire County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Cheshire County, New Hampshire Moving to Work Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Family Housing Open Until Further Notice
Senior and Disabled Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Keene Housing 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.

Keene Housing Website: http://www.keenehousing.org/.

Keene Housing Phone: (603) 352-6161.

Open Until Further Notice: Cheshire County, New Hampshire Moving to Work 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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

Keene Housing (KH) Moving to Work Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, since at least October 23, 2018, until further notice.

To apply, download and print the application online here. Scroll down to the "Download the Pre-application" section, and select the "pre-application" link.

Once the application has been completed, it can be:

  1. Mailed or hand delivered to the KH office, located at 831 Court Street Keene, NH 03431.
  2. Emailed to apply@keenehousing.org.

If an applicant needs help filling out the application, visit the KH office on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm for assistance.

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list. KH will contact applicants about the status of their application within 10 days since after the application is submitted..

For more information, visit the KA website here, or call the office at (603) 352-6161.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (603) 352-6161.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/29/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Mainstream 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

Keene Housing (KH) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, since at least October 23, 2018, until further notice.

Please note: The Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is for disabled households only.

To apply, download and print the application online here. Scroll down to the "Download the Pre-application" section, and select the "pre-application" link.

Once the application has been completed, it can be:

  1. Mailed or hand delivered to the KH office, located at 831 Court Street Keene, NH 03431.
  2. Emailed to apply@keenehousing.org.

If an applicant needs help filling out the application, visit the KH office on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm for assistance.

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list. KH will contact applicants about the status of their application within 10 days since after the application is submitted.

For more information, visit the KA website here, or call the office at (603) 352-6161.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (603) 352-6161.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/29/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Family 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 Other Waiting List

Keene Housing (KH) Family Housing waiting list is currently open, from at least October 23, 2018, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, find out what communities are available here, and download and print the application online here. Scroll down to the "Download the Pre-application" section, and select the "pre-application" link.

Once the application has been completed, it can be:

  1. Mailed or hand delivered to the KH office, located at 831 Court Street Keene, NH 03431.
  2. Emailed to apply@keenehousing.org.

If an applicant needs help filling out the application, visit the KH office on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm for assistance.

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list. KH will contact applicants about the status of their application within 10 days since after the application is submitted..

For more information, visit the KA website here, or call the office at (603) 352-6161.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via .

Last Updated on 10/29/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior and Disabled 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 Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List

Keene Housing (KH) Senior and Disabled Housing waiting list is currently open, from at least October 23, 2018, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, find out what communities are available here, and download and print the application online here. Scroll down to the "Download the Pre-application" section, and select the "pre-application" link.

Once the application has been completed, it can be:

  1. Mailed or hand delivered to the KH office, located at 831 Court Street Keene, NH 03431.
  2. Emailed to apply@keenehousing.org.

If an applicant needs help filling out the application, visit the KH office on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm for assistance.

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list. KH will contact applicants about the status of their application within 10 days since after the application is submitted..

For more information, visit the KA website here, or call the office at (603) 352-6161.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via .

Last Updated on 10/29/2018.

About Keene Housing

More information about Keene Housing can be found on its website at http://www.keenehousing.org/.

Representatives of Keene Housing may be available by phone at (603) 352-6161. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Update Your Application

Complete the update application form here.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/27/2020, it is not known if Keene Housing 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 Keene Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Keene Housing manages 700 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:

Homeownership Tenant Protection Moving To Work Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 4 18 581 97
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $666 $800 $582 $528
Monthly Cost $2,662 $14,403 $337,918 $51,176

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Keene Housing

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 12% having issued approximately 60 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of -1 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 $17,998 per year. 87% of households were very low income (VLI) and 57% 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 75% 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, 44% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 28% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

30% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 25% of households with children have a female head of household. 67% of all households were headed by a female.

5% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Keene Housing Housing Choice Voucher program, 39% 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. 47% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

50% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 28% with 2 bedrooms and 22% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% 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 Keene Housing voucher holders in 2016 was $421 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $737. 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.