About Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority

The Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Manchester, New Hampshire.

The Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority serves Manchester.

Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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

The MHRA offers twelve Public Housing communities with 1,169  units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit the MHRA to pick up an application, located at 198 Hanover St., Manchester, NH 03104, 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.

The MHRA does have a preference for applicants: veterans, or have been displaced by government action.

More information can be found by visiting the MHRA website at http://www.manchesterhousing.org, or by calling 603-624-2103 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Online Application at .
      • Note: If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer/device, or one at a local library.
    • Mail Application
    • In Person Application
    • Apply by Phone

Last Updated on 06/19/2015.

Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

The Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority (MHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

There are four ways to apply:

  1. Visit the MHRA to pick up an application, located at 198 Hanover St., Manchester, NH 03104, during normal office hours.
  2. Mail a request to the MHRA at the address above to request an application be mailed to you.
  3. Call the MHRA at (603) 624-2100 to request an application be mailed to you.
  4. Download and print the application online here, then print and complete.
Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live/work locally, veteran, displaced by government action.

The current wait time for a voucher is approximately 8 years.

For more information, visit the MHRA website, or call the office at (603) 624-2100 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 12/20/2016.


About the Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority manages 1,957 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,695 21 31 112 98
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $744 $825 $834 $646 $718
Monthly Cost $1,260,898 $17,334 $25,857 $72,312 $70,396

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Manchester Housing & Redevelopment 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 144 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 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 47 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $15,752 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 23% 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 73% 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, 46% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

36% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 33% of households with children have a female head of household. 72% of all households were headed by a female.

23% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 8% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 30% 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. 51% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

51% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 28% with 2 bedrooms and 21% with 3 or more bedrooms. 4% 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 Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $380 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $827. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $121.



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 Operated by Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority

259 Chestnut St
Omalley Kalivas is a 200 unit low income housing apartment community in Manchester.
55 S Main St
Pariseau Burns is a 221 unit low income housing apartment community in Manchester.
200 Hanover St
Gallen Apartments is a 95 unit low income housing apartment community in Manchester.
120 Omalley St
Elmwood Gardens is a 199 unit low income housing apartment community in Manchester.
315 Kimball St
Kelley Falls is a 132 unit low income housing apartment community in Manchester.

Affordable Apartments near Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority

120 Beech Hill Ave.
Village at Beech Hill is a 320 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Manchester.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
245 Main St
Courtyard Apartments is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community in Manchester.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
323 Franklin St
Carpenter Center is a 96 unit low income housing apartment community in Manchester.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units