Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority

198 Hanover Street
Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire 3104

Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of May 27th, 2022, Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves Manchester.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Manchester, New Hampshire Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Supportive Services Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Open Until Further Notice

Open Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Manchester, New Hampshire Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The MHRA is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of June 28, 2018, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application available here.
  2. Print the application available online here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Veteran Preference (which includes certain law enforcement officers and firefights/veterans/families)
    • Shall be given to a household member who currently serves in the Armed Forces of the United States or has been discharged with an honorable discharge or a discharge based on a service- related injury, illness or disability.
    • The Service Preference applies to a law enforcement officer or a firefighter if the officer/firefighter suffered 100% disability due to a service-related injury.
    • The Veteran and Service Preferences shall be extended to a spouse with dependent child(ren) of the serviceman killed in a war/conflict, or to a spouse with dependent child(ren) of a law enforcement officer or a firefighter killed in service to the community. The spouse with dependent child(ren) must be eligible as a family at the time of application and must have been dependent on the serviceman/law enforcement officer/firefighter at the time of the death.
  • Residency Preference
    • Applies to applicant families living, working or who have been notified that they are to work in Manchester. This preference also applies to applicants who are aged 62 or older, or who are a person with a disability and who have a son, daughter or parent living in Manchester. This preference also applies to applicants who at one time lived in Manchester and can provide documentation of the same.
  • Displaced Family Due To Government Action Preference
    • Shall be given to families who are currently residing in a unit that is slated for acquisition through a government action.
  • Homeless Due to Disaster Preference
    • Shall be given to a family not currently receiving assistance if the homelessness is a direct result of a disaster (not intentionally caused by the family and does not result in a conviction) which renders the family’s residence uninhabitable. This preference shall give qualifying families priority over all other families, however. Families must be living in temporary housing in order to qualify for this preference.
    • “Disaster” shall include but not be limited to fire, explosion, flood, earthquake or Other natural disaster or condemnation by the City or other authorized entity and must render the resident uninhabitable. In the event repairs are feasible but cannot or will not be made within ninety (90) days of if information regarding time to repair cannot be obtained through the landlord, the unit will be considered uninhabitable.
    • MHRA staff will work with other agencies providing emergency assistance in order to meet with these families, assist them in completing applications and expedite the internal review process of all applications. MHRA acknowledges the strong possibility that relevant documents may be damaged or destroyed in the disaster; staff will proceed accordingly with the verification process.
    • This preference only applies to those families who have resided in residences within the physical boundaries of Manchester, New Hampshire that have been destroyed by disaster as defined about.
  • Displaced Due to Federally Declared Disasters Preference
    • Shall be given to families who are Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher holders or Public Housing residents in another jurisdiction who, due to a federally declared disaster, have been displaced from their housing unit and have relocated, or wish to relocate, to the Manchester, New Hampshire area. This preference shall give qualifying families first priority over other waiting list placeholders
  • Any family that has been terminated from MHRA’s HCV program due to insufficient program funding and then assist families that qualify for the VAWA preference.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the MHRA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MHRA on May 19, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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 05/19/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

The Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open.

The MHRA is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of June 19, 2015, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application available here.
  2. Print the application available online here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Currently live or work in the City of Manchester.
  • Veteran
  • Have been displaced by a disaster declared by the federal government.
  • Homeless due to a disaster (such as a fire, etc.).
  • Displaced by government action.

For more information, visit the MHRA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MHRA on May 19, 2022.

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 05/19/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Supportive Services Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Waiting List

The Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority Supportive Services Low-Income Housing Tax Credit waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments is currently open.

The MHRA is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of May 19, 2022, until further notice.

Please note: According to the MHRA, applicants "Must meet all criteria

  1. Elderly or disabled
  2. Homeless or at-risk of homelessness
  3. In need of assistance with a minimum of 2 Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (i.e. meals, housekeeping, laundry, coordination of transportation)
  4. A Household with members under the age of 18 are ineligible"

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application available here.
  2. Print the application available online here.

For more information, visit the MHRA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MHRA on May 19, 2022.

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.

Last Updated on 05/19/2022.

About Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority

More information about Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority can be found on its website at https://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 05/27/2022, 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 1,977 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, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,631 20 3 46 30 113 92
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $835 $893 $870 $954 $1,039 $716 $758
Monthly Cost $1,362,010 $17,851 $2,611 $43,883 $31,168 $80,885 $69,756

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

Laurette Sweeny Apartments

800 S Porter St Ext
Manchester, New Hampshire