Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Belknap County, NH

Discover affordable housing in Belknap County where there are 30+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Wingate Village

103 Blueberry Lane, Laconia, New Hampshire 03246

Maple Hills Acres

7 Cedar Hill, Belmont, New Hampshire 03220

Gilford Village Knoll III

41 Potter Hill Rd, Gilford, New Hampshire 03249

Lake Village Apartments

765 Union Ave, Laconia, New Hampshire 3246

River's Edge

126 Union Ave, Laconia, New Hampshire 03246

Blueberry Place

57 Blueberry Ln, Laconia, New Hampshire 3246

Prospect View

13 Spruce Ter, Alton, New Hampshire 03809

Hillside Apartments

23 Gould Ave, Meredith, New Hampshire 03253

Victoria Woods

16 Charlevoix Pl, Laconia, New Hampshire 03246

Heritage Terrace

48 Shaker Rd, Belmont, New Hampshire 03220

Deer Run Apartments

62 Pleasant St, Meredith, New Hampshire 03253

Mechanic School

19 Hawthorne St, Laconia, New Hampshire 03246


31 Boynton Rd, Meredith, New Hampshire 03253

Scott Mill

22 Strafford St, Laconia, New Hampshire 03246

Red Gate Lane Apts C/O Foxfire Mgmt

18 Red Gate Ln, Meredith, New Hampshire

Belmont Village

31 Concord Street, Belmont, New Hampshire

Gilford Village Knolls

15 Bacon Drive, Gilford, New Hampshire

Lochmere Meadows

502 Laconia Road, Tilton, New Hampshire

Lochmere Meadow II

Lochmere Circle, Tilton, New Hampshire

Breton Woods C/O Allgeyer Mgmt

12 Breton Road, Gilford, New Hampshire

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Belknap County, New Hampshire
$17.92 (+247%) more than New Hampshire minimum wage and $17.92 (+247%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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How many renters live in Belknap County, New Hampshire?

The County of Belknap County has 63,914 people living in 25,956 households.

There are 12,593 renters living in 5,945 renter households in this County. Renters make up 19.7 percent of the population living in Belknap County.

What is the rental market like in Belknap County, New Hampshire?

There are an estimated 38,478 housing units in the Belknap County area. Of these, 6,154 units are rental homes, making up 16 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Belknap County, New Hampshire, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Belknap County?

The rental vacancy rate in Belknap County is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Belknap County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Belknap County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
521 1,616 2,180 1,184 357
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Belknap County

A large number of apartments in Belknap County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Belknap County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 40 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 19 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Belknap County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $906 to $2,019. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $906
One BR $1,058
Two BR $1,329
Three BR $1,710
Four BR $2,019
2024 Fair Market Rents in Belknap County, New Hampshire

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Belknap County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 279 54 percent
One BR 969 60 percent
Two BR 1,166 53 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Belknap County, New Hampshire

How many affordable rental units are in Belknap County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Belknap County, New Hampshire including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 545
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 284
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 41
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 340
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Belknap County, New Hampshire

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Belknap County, New Hampshire

Belknap County features 765 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Belknap County, New Hampshire

There are 271 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Belknap County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Belknap County, New Hampshire

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Belknap County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Belknap County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Belknap County, New Hampshire for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,196 and $1,462.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.