Affordable Housing In Rochester
Strafford County, New Hampshire

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rochester

Rochester East

33 Highland St
Rochester, New Hampshire
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Brookside Place

Punch Brook Way
Rochester, New Hampshire
$1100
2 BR

Marsh View Housing for the Elderly

194 BROCK ST
Rochester, New Hampshire
Call For Rent
Studio BR

Mayor Roland Roberge Manor

45 Mayor Roland Roberge Mnr
Rochester, New Hampshire
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Chaplin Adrien Chasse Village

11 Adrien Cir
Rochester, New Hampshire
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Arthur H. Nickless Jr. Housing for the Elderly

19 Glenwood Ave
Rochester, New Hampshire

Laurel Terrace

21 McKinley St
Rochester, New Hampshire
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Rochester Transitional Housing

29 Chestnut St
Rochester, New Hampshire

Wellsweep Acres

11 Felker St
Rochester, New Hampshire

Cold Spring II

31 Emerson Ave
Rochester, New Hampshire

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

Housing Authority Programs
Rochester Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rochester, New Hampshire

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 716 affordable apartments for rent in Rochester, New Hampshire.

Income Based Apartments in Rochester, New Hampshire

Rochester features 453 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 Rochester, New Hampshire

There are 251 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rochester.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rochester, New Hampshire

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rochester, New Hampshire for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,259 and $1,539.

2022 Rochester, 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
Rochester, New Hampshire Fair Market Rent $977 $1,092 $1,399 $1,871 $2,295
Rochester, New Hampshire Payment Standard Range $879 to $1,075 $983 to $1,201 $1,259 to $1,539 $1,684 to $2,058 $2,066 to $2,525

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Rochester, NH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 716
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 453
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.61%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $46,979 ±$2,403
Median Rent $901 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.94% ± 5.79pp
Total Population 29,954

Population and Household Demographics

Rochester is a city in Strafford County, New Hampshire with a population of 29,954. There are 12,760 households in the city with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 35.61% of households in Rochester are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rochester

The median gross income for households in Rochester is $46,979 a year, or $3,915 a month. The median rent for the city is $901 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rochester, a household making less than $3,003 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.94% of households who rent are overburdened in Rochester.

Area Median Income In Rochester

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 Rochester, the AMI is calculated from all households within Strafford County.

In Rochester, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $106,600

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 Rochester

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 Rochester

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Rochester AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,400 $25,600 $28,800 $32,000 $34,600 $37,150 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Rochester AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$37,350 $42,650 $48,000 $53,300 $57,600 $61,850 $66,100 $70,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Rochester AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,950 $63,950 $71,950 $79,900 $86,300 $92,700 $99,100 $105,500