New Hampshire Housing Finance Agency
New Hampshire Housing Finance Agency is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of March 6th, 2021, New Hampshire Housing Finance Agency has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
New Hampshire Housing Finance Agency serves New Hampshire.
Open New Hampshire Housing Finance Agency Waiting Lists
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.
New Hampshire Housing Finance Agency Website: http://www.nhhfa.org/rental-housing-apply.cfm.
New Hampshire Housing Finance Agency Phone: (603) 472-8623.
Open Until Further Notice:
New Hampshire Housing Finance 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open indefinitely.
Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.
To apply, download and print the application online. The application is available in English and Spanish.
Disabled applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the application can refer to the "Notice of Right to Reasonable Accommodation" section on page 2 of the application.
Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to PO Box 5087, Manchester, NH 03108.
This waiting list has the following preferences: Household member has a terminal illness; household member is eligible for services through the Choices for Independence Program; rent burdened; at risk of becoming homeless; referred for a Trasitional Housing voucher from Newstart, FIT, or The Way Home; referred for a DHHS transitional voucher from an institution; referred for ACCESS Transition program from a nursing home, assisted living, residential care, community residence, or congregate housing. Further explanation of each preference can be found on the application.
Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.
Applicants will receive a confirmation letter stating their approximate wait time. If you do not receive this letter within two weeks, call 1 (800) 439-7247, Ext. 9266.
As of August 2016, the approximate wait time is 6-8 years.
Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.
For more information, visit the NHHFA website, or call the office at (603) 472-8623.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (603)472-8623.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 07/12/2017.
About New Hampshire Housing Finance Agency
More information about New Hampshire Housing Finance Agency can be found on its website at http://www.nhhfa.org/rental-housing-apply.cfm.
Representatives of New Hampshire Housing Finance Agency may be available by phone at (603) 472-8623. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the New Hampshire Housing Finance Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, New Hampshire Housing Finance Agency manages 3,669 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:
||Standard ||Homeownership ||Family Unification ||Tenant Protection ||Ported Out ||VASH ||Non-Elderly Disabled |
||3,153 ||155 ||58 ||3 ||47 ||154 ||96 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$741 ||$718 ||$1,052 ||$742 ||$841 ||$689 ||$689 |
||$2,335,620 ||$111,231 ||$61,000 ||$2,226 ||$39,531 ||$106,052 ||$66,146 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for New Hampshire Housing Finance Agency
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 280 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 49 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $15,974 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% 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 77% 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, 30% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 23% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
35% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 31% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.
8% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the New Hampshire Housing Finance Agency Housing Choice Voucher program, 41% include at least one person with a disability. 67% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 68% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 27% with 3 or more bedrooms. 24% 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 New Hampshire Housing Finance Agency voucher holders in 2016 was $420 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $814. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $146.
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.