Affordable Housing In Manchester
Hillsborough County, New Hampshire

72 Low Income Apartment Communities In Manchester

Abingdon Square

18 Mystic Brook Way
Manchester, New Hampshire
Income Based
2-3 BR

Dubuque Street Apartments

6 Dubuque St
Manchester, New Hampshire
Income Based
2 BR

Merrimack Place

184 Merrimack St
Manchester, New Hampshire
Income Based
3 BR

Carpenter Center

323 Franklin St
Manchester, New Hampshire
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cedar Beech

Cedar Beech
Manchester, New Hampshire
Income Based
2-3 BR

Frances Warde House

435 Union St
Manchester, New Hampshire
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Elm Street Restoration I

1426 Elm St
Manchester, New Hampshire
Income Based
3 BR

Antoinette L. Hill Apartments

444 Chestnut St
Manchester, New Hampshire
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Old Wellington Road

495 Old Wellington Rd
Manchester, New Hampshire
$915-1,175
2-3 BR

Rev. Raymond A. Burns Apartments

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

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Manchester, New Hampshire

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Manchester, New Hampshire

Housing Authority Programs
Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Manchester, New Hampshire

There are 72 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,974 affordable apartments for rent in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Income Based Apartments in Manchester, New Hampshire

Manchester features 2,414 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 Manchester, New Hampshire

There are 1,404 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Manchester.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Manchester, New Hampshire

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Manchester landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Manchester.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Manchester, New Hampshire for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,272 and $1,554.

2022 Manchester, New Hampshire Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Manchester, New Hampshire Fair Market Rent $972 $1,105 $1,413 $1,747 $1,932
Manchester, New Hampshire Payment Standard Range $875 to $1,069 $995 to $1,216 $1,272 to $1,554 $1,572 to $1,922 $1,739 to $2,125

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Manchester, NH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 72
Total Low Income Apartments 3,974
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,414
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.62%
Average Renter Household Size 2.26
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $54,282 ±$2,251
Median Rent $1,014 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.16% ± 2.76pp
Total Population 110,139

Population and Household Demographics

Manchester is a city in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire with a population of 110,139. There are 45,145 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 52.62% of households in Manchester are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Manchester

The median gross income for households in Manchester is $54,282 a year, or $4,524 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,014 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Manchester, a household making less than $3,380 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.16% of households who rent are overburdened in Manchester.

Area Median Income In Manchester

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Manchester, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hillsborough County.

In Manchester, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $122,400

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Manchester

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Manchester

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Manchester AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$25,700 $29,400 $33,050 $36,700 $39,650 $42,600 $45,550 $48,450
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Manchester AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$42,850 $49,000 $55,100 $61,200 $66,100 $71,000 $75,900 $80,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Manchester AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,600 $71,550 $80,500 $89,400 $96,600 $103,750 $110,900 $118,050