Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority

198 Hanover Street
Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire 3104

Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Manchester, New Hampshire that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of February 25th, 2020, Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves Manchester.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Manchester Housing & Redevelopment 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

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 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.

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.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (603) 624-2100.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/28/2018.

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 Public Housing Waiting List

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.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (603)624-2100.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/19/2015.

About Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority

More information about Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority can be found on its website at http://www.manchesterhousing.org/.

Representatives of Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority may be available by phone at (603) 624-2100. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/25/2020, it is not known if Manchester Housing and Redevelopment 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 Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 1,963 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,615 20 51 33 95 100
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $775 $721 $1,050 $874 $597 $729
Monthly Cost $1,251,253 $14,420 $53,563 $28,834 $56,672 $72,947

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Manchester Housing and 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 and 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 and 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 Apartments Operated by Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Thomas B. O'Malley Apartments

259 Chestnut St
Manchester, New Hampshire
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Henry J. Pariseau Apartments

55 Amory St
Manchester, New Hampshire
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Gallen Apartments

200 Hanover St
Manchester, New Hampshire

Elmwood Gardens

120 Omalley St
Manchester, New Hampshire
Family & Senior

Kelley Falls

315 Kimball St
Manchester, New Hampshire

Scattered Sites - Elderly

574 Pine St
Manchester, New Hampshire

Scattered Sites - Family

247 Central St
Manchester, New Hampshire

Benoit Homes West Side

20 Walker St
Manchester, New Hampshire

Christos Kalivas Apartments

175 Chestnut St
Manchester, New Hampshire

Rev. Raymond A. Burns Apartments

55 South Main St
Manchester, New Hampshire
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Low Income Housing Managed by Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Mary Gale Apartments

600 Maple St
Manchester, New Hampshire
Accepts Vouchers