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

Discover affordable housing in Strafford County where there are 47+ 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.

Brookside Place

Punch Brook Way, Rochester, New Hampshire 03839

Cocheco Park Apartments

40 Chestnut Street , Dover, New Hampshire 03820

Mast Landing Senior Housing

250 Mast Road, Dover, New Hampshire 03820

Bagdad Wood

38 Madbury Rd, Durham, New Hampshire 03824

Church Hill Apartments

Church Hill Rd, Durham, New Hampshire 3824

Orchard Circle

117 Central St, Farmington, New Hampshire 03835

Bellamy Mill Apartments

50 Mill St, Dover, New Hampshire 03820

Rochester East

33 Highland St, Rochester, New Hampshire 03868

Riverview Apartments

5 Green St, Dover, New Hampshire 3820

Parkview Terrace

40 Parkview Terrace, Somersworth, New Hampshire 03878

Woodbury Mills

2 Dover St, Dover, New Hampshire 03820

Whittier Falls

62 Whittier St, Dover, New Hampshire 03820

Apple Ridge

10 Cortland St, Rochester, New Hampshire 03867

Arthur H. Nickless Jr. Housing for the Elderly

19 Glenwood Ave, Rochester, New Hampshire 03867

Rutland Manor

Rutland Mnr, Dover, New Hampshire 03820

Robert Filion Terrace

28 Franklin St, Somersworth, New Hampshire 03878

New Hope Housing

466 Beccaris Dr, Rollinsford, New Hampshire 03869

Central Block

11 Central St, Farmington, New Hampshire 03835

Preservation Park

185 Main St, Somersworth, New Hampshire 03878

Smokey Hollow Commons

225 Main St, Somersworth, New Hampshire 03878

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Strafford County, New Hampshire
$30.69 (+423%) more than New Hampshire minimum wage and $30.69 (+423%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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How many renters live in Strafford County, New Hampshire?

The County of Strafford County has 132,275 people living in 51,687 households.

There are 35,195 renters living in 17,038 renter households in this County. Renters make up 26.61 percent of the population living in Strafford County.

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

There are an estimated 55,672 housing units in the Strafford County area. Of these, 18,407 units are rental homes, making up 33 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Strafford County, New Hampshire, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Strafford County?

The rental vacancy rate in Strafford County is 6 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 Strafford County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Strafford County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,053 4,881 6,901 2,582 994
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Strafford County

A large number of apartments in Strafford 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 Strafford County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 59 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 24 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 Strafford County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,481 to $2,999. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,481
One BR $1,582
Two BR $2,003
Three BR $2,557
Four BR $2,999
2024 Fair Market Rents in Strafford County, New Hampshire

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Strafford 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 938 89 percent
One BR 4,175 86 percent
Two BR 3,442 50 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Strafford County, New Hampshire

How many affordable rental units are in Strafford County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 1,096
Public Housing 506
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 343
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance 8
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 167
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 174
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Strafford County, New Hampshire

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

Income Based Apartments in Strafford County, New Hampshire

Strafford County features 1,571 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 Strafford County, New Hampshire

There are 1,023 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Strafford County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Strafford County, New Hampshire

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Strafford County, New Hampshire for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,803 and $2,203.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.