Affordable Housing In Rockingham County
New Hampshire

52 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

404 Mammoth Rd
Londonderry, NH
HCV Welcome

There are 52 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,979 affordable apartments for rent in Rockingham County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,613 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Rockingham County, HUD housing programs support 536 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,366 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

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

Rockingham County, NH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 52
Total Low Income Apartments 2,979
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,613
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.46%
Average Renter Household Size 2.07
Total Population 299,006
Housing Units 118,095
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

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
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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Town/Area Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Atkinson town $920 $1,057 $1,357 $1,700 $1,834
Auburn town $1,104 $1,151 $1,498 $2,038 $2,045
Brentwood town $909 $916 $1,161 $1,595 $1,959
Candia town $1,104 $1,151 $1,498 $2,038 $2,045
Chester town $920 $1,057 $1,357 $1,700 $1,834
Danville town $920 $1,057 $1,357 $1,700 $1,834
Deerfield town $1,104 $1,151 $1,498 $2,038 $2,045
Derry town $920 $1,057 $1,357 $1,700 $1,834
East Kingston town $909 $916 $1,161 $1,595 $1,959
Epping town $909 $916 $1,161 $1,595 $1,959
Exeter town $909 $916 $1,161 $1,595 $1,959
Fremont town $920 $1,057 $1,357 $1,700 $1,834
Greenland town $909 $916 $1,161 $1,595 $1,959
Hampstead town $920 $1,057 $1,357 $1,700 $1,834
Hampton town $909 $916 $1,161 $1,595 $1,959
Hampton Falls town $909 $916 $1,161 $1,595 $1,959
Kensington town $909 $916 $1,161 $1,595 $1,959
Kingston town $920 $1,057 $1,357 $1,700 $1,834
Londonderry town $1,104 $1,151 $1,498 $2,038 $2,045
New Castle town $909 $916 $1,161 $1,595 $1,959
Newfields town $909 $916 $1,161 $1,595 $1,959
Newington town $909 $916 $1,161 $1,595 $1,959
Newmarket town $909 $916 $1,161 $1,595 $1,959
Newton town $920 $1,057 $1,357 $1,700 $1,834
North Hampton town $909 $916 $1,161 $1,595 $1,959
Northwood town $1,104 $1,151 $1,498 $2,038 $2,045
Nottingham town $1,104 $1,151 $1,498 $2,038 $2,045
Plaistow town $920 $1,057 $1,357 $1,700 $1,834
Portsmouth city $909 $916 $1,161 $1,595 $1,959
Raymond town $920 $1,057 $1,357 $1,700 $1,834
Rye town $909 $916 $1,161 $1,595 $1,959
Salem town $920 $1,057 $1,357 $1,700 $1,834
Sandown town $920 $1,057 $1,357 $1,700 $1,834
Seabrook town $1,608 $1,801 $2,194 $2,749 $2,966
South Hampton town $1,608 $1,801 $2,194 $2,749 $2,966
Stratham town $909 $916 $1,161 $1,595 $1,959
Windham town $920 $1,057 $1,357 $1,700 $1,834

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 3
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