Affordable Housing In Rockingham County
New Hampshire

51 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rockingham County

Millroad Meadows

Wooddale Village
North Hampton, NH
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Franklin Village Apartments

4A Laraway Court
Derry, NH
$725-1,125
Studio-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Wadleigh Falls Newmarket

290 Wadleigh Falls Rd
Newmarket, NH
Income Based
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Mcauley Commons

37 Searles Rd
Windham, NH
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Rockingham Village Apartments

112 Cimarron Dr
Seabrook, NH
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
HCV Welcome

One Meeting Place

1 Meeting Place Drive
Exeter, NH
$1168
2 BR
HCV Welcome

White Birch Apartments

11 Airfield Dr
Rye, NH
HCV Welcome

Summer Street

5 Summer St
Exeter, NH
HCV Welcome

Rockland Park RP

54 Pleasant St.
Epping, NH
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Townhomes at Whittemore Place

7 Whittemore Rd
Londonderry, NH
HCV Welcome

Other Housing Authorities located in Rockingham County

Housing Authority Programs
Portsmouth Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Newmarket Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Exeter Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the Town of Salem Public Housing
Derry Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rockingham County, New Hampshire

There are 51 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,986 affordable apartments for rent in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Rockingham County features 1,613 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,373 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rockingham County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Rockingham County, NH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 51
Total Low Income Apartments 2,986
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,613
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.46%
Average Renter Household Size 2.07
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $81,198 ±$1,225
Median Rent $1,123 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.63% ± 2.38pp
Total Population 299,006

Population and Household Demographics

Rockingham County is a County in New Hampshire with a population of 299,006. There are 118,095 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 23.46% of households in Rockingham County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rockingham County

The median gross income for households in Rockingham County is $81,198 a year, or $6,767 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,123 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rockingham County, a household making less than $3,743 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.63% of households who rent are overburdened in Rockingham County.1

Area Median Income In Rockingham County

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.

In Rockingham County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $102,100

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 Rockingham County

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 Rockingham County HUD Rental Assistance in Rockingham County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,500 $24,550 $27,600 $30,650 $33,150 $35,600 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $35,750 $40,850 $45,950 $51,050 $55,150 $59,250 $63,350 $67,400
80% of Median $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Rockingham County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1991 to 2009, 17 low income apartment communities containing 768 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Rockingham County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Rockingham County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $35,750 $40,850 $45,950 $51,050 $55,150 $59,250 $63,350 $67,400
60% of Median $42,900 $49,020 $55,140 $61,260 $66,180 $71,100 $76,020 $80,880

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Rockingham County is $55,140 a year, or $4,595 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,595 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,379 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $894 $958 $1,149 $1,328 $1,481 $1,634
60% $1,073 $1,149 $1,379 $1,593 $1,778 $1,961
Fair Market Rents in Rockingham County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Town/Area Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Atkinson town $970 $1,117 $1,438 $1,792 $1,948
Auburn town $1,118 $1,162 $1,504 $2,119 $2,127
Brentwood town $1,000 $1,029 $1,315 $1,795 $2,212
Candia town $1,118 $1,162 $1,504 $2,119 $2,127
Chester town $970 $1,117 $1,438 $1,792 $1,948
Danville town $970 $1,117 $1,438 $1,792 $1,948
Deerfield town $1,118 $1,162 $1,504 $2,119 $2,127
Derry town $970 $1,117 $1,438 $1,792 $1,948
East Kingston town $1,000 $1,029 $1,315 $1,795 $2,212
Epping town $1,000 $1,029 $1,315 $1,795 $2,212
Exeter town $1,000 $1,029 $1,315 $1,795 $2,212
Fremont town $970 $1,117 $1,438 $1,792 $1,948
Greenland town $1,000 $1,029 $1,315 $1,795 $2,212
Hampstead town $970 $1,117 $1,438 $1,792 $1,948
Hampton town $1,000 $1,029 $1,315 $1,795 $2,212
Hampton Falls town $1,000 $1,029 $1,315 $1,795 $2,212
Kensington town $1,000 $1,029 $1,315 $1,795 $2,212
Kingston town $970 $1,117 $1,438 $1,792 $1,948
Londonderry town $1,118 $1,162 $1,504 $2,119 $2,127
New Castle town $1,000 $1,029 $1,315 $1,795 $2,212
Newfields town $1,000 $1,029 $1,315 $1,795 $2,212
Newington town $1,000 $1,029 $1,315 $1,795 $2,212
Newmarket town $1,000 $1,029 $1,315 $1,795 $2,212
Newton town $970 $1,117 $1,438 $1,792 $1,948
North Hampton town $1,000 $1,029 $1,315 $1,795 $2,212
Northwood town $1,118 $1,162 $1,504 $2,119 $2,127
Nottingham town $1,118 $1,162 $1,504 $2,119 $2,127
Plaistow town $970 $1,117 $1,438 $1,792 $1,948
Portsmouth city $1,000 $1,029 $1,315 $1,795 $2,212
Raymond town $970 $1,117 $1,438 $1,792 $1,948
Rye town $1,000 $1,029 $1,315 $1,795 $2,212
Salem town $970 $1,117 $1,438 $1,792 $1,948
Sandown town $970 $1,117 $1,438 $1,792 $1,948
Seabrook town $1,715 $1,900 $2,311 $2,880 $3,131
South Hampton town $1,715 $1,900 $2,311 $2,880 $3,131
Stratham town $1,000 $1,029 $1,315 $1,795 $2,212
Windham town $970 $1,117 $1,438 $1,792 $1,948

Cities In Rockingham County

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City Listings Served By
Portsmouth 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Portsmouth is the Portsmouth Housing Authority.
Kingston 1
Derry 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Derry is the Derry Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Newmarket 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newmarket is the Newmarket Housing Authority.
Plaistow 2
Epping 2
Deerfield 1
Northwood 1
Raymond 0
Hampstead 1
Hampton 4
Atkinson 1
Londonderry 2
Salem 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salem is the Housing Authority of the Town of Salem.
Newton 1
Windham 1
Exeter 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Exeter is the Exeter Housing Authority.
Fremont 0
Auburn 0
Brentwood 0
Candia 0
Chester 0
Danville 0
East Kingston 0
Greenland 0
Hampton Falls 0
Kensington 0
New Castle 0
Newfields 0
Newington 1
North Hampton 1
Nottingham 0
Rye 1
Sandown 0
Seabrook 1
South Hampton 0
Stratham 0
Hampton Beach 0
Seabrook Beach 0