About Keene Housing

The Keene Housing is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Keene, New Hampshire.

The Keene Housing serves Keene.

Keene Housing Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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

There are three ways to apply:
1. Visit the KHA to pick up an application, located at 831 Court St., Keene, NH 03431, during normal office hours.
2. Request to have an application mailed to you by calling 603-352-6161 during normal office hours.
3. Download an application here, then print and complete.

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.

Please note: If you need help filling out the application, you can visit the KHA on Tuesdays or Thursdays between the hours of 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm for assistance.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the KHA website at http://www.keenehousing.org, or by calling 603-352-6161 during normal office hours.

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Last Updated on 06/19/2015.

Keene Housing Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

Keene Housing (KH) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

There are three ways to apply:
1. Visit the KH office to pick up an application, located at 831 Court St., Keene, NH 03431 during normal office hours.
2. Request to have an application mailed to you by calling 603-352-6161 during normal office hours.
3. Download an application here, then print and complete.

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.

Please note: If you need help filling out the application, you can visit the KH office on Tuesdays or Thursdays between the hours of 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm for assistance.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the KH website at http://www.keenehousing.org, or by calling 603-352-6161 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 07/22/2015.


About the Keene Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Keene Housing manages 757 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Homeownership Tenant Protection Moving To Work Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 5 18 615 101
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $521 $809 $532 $519
Monthly Cost $2,606 $14,555 $327,253 $52,370

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.


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