Laconia Housing Authority

25 Union Avenue
Laconia, Belknap County, New Hampshire 3246

Laconia Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 30th, 2021, Laconia Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Laconia Housing Authority serves Laconia.

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

Open Laconia Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Laconia Housing Authority Website: http://laconiahousing.org/.

Laconia Housing Authority Phone: (603) 524-2112.

Open Until Further Notice: Laconia 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Waiting List

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

There are two ways to apply:

1. Visit the LHA to pick up an application, located at 25 Union Ave., Laconia, NH 03246 during normal office hours.

2. Download the 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.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live or work in Belknap County.

More information can be found by visiting the LHA website at http://laconiahousing.org/, or by calling 603-524-2112 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (603)524-2112.

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 Waiting List
The Laconia Housing Authority (LHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The LHA offers one public housing community with 98 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit the LHA to pick up an application, located at 25 Union Ave., Laconia, NH 03246, during normal office hours.
2. Download the 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.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the LHA website at http://laconiahousing.org/, or by calling 603-524-2112 during normal office hours.
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (603)524-2112.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/19/2015.

About Laconia Housing Authority

More information about Laconia Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://laconiahousing.org/.

Representatives of Laconia Housing Authority may be available by phone at (603) 524-2112. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/30/2021, it is not known if Laconia 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 Laconia Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Laconia Housing Authority manages 472 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Tenant Protection
Vouchers 383 89
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $582 $540
Monthly Cost $222,823 $48,060

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Laconia 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 13% having issued approximately 32 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 20 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $13,687 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 16% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 78% 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, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 30% 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, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 27% of households with children have a female head of household. 72% of all households were headed by a female.

4% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 1% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Laconia Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 34% include at least one person with a disability. 60% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 59% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

49% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 21% 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 Laconia Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $352 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $715. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $114.



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 Laconia Housing Authority

Sunrise Towers

25 Union Ave
Laconia, New Hampshire