Landlords and Property Owners

New Hampshire Housing provides Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) subsidies to eligible families throughout the state.

If you are interested in renting to a tenant who participates in the Housing Choice Voucher program, contact New Hampshire Housing at 1-800-439-7247 and ask to speak to the Rental Assistance Manager for your area.

Requirements to participate:

  • The unit must meet HUD Housing Quality Standards.
  • The rent must meet rent reasonableness guidelines.
  • Initially, the family cannot pay more than 40% of their monthly adjusted income for housing costs (Therefore, the prospective tenant’s income must be calculated before a rental unit can be approved).

How Does It Work?

After a family’s subsidy is determined, you receive the subsidy directly from New Hampshire Housing as a Housing Assistant Payment on behalf of the tenant. The balance of the rent is due from the family.

Choice of tenant remains with you, the owner/landlord. You are encouraged to consider a family's background, including factors like payment of rent and utility bills (keep in mind that the tenant's subsidy may improve that picture), caring for a unit, respecting the rights of others, criminal activity, and compliance with other conditions of tenancy.

When you have selected a tenant, they will have a "Request for Tenancy Approval" form for you to complete. When the tenant submits the form to New Hampshire Housing, the Program Monitor for your area will contact you to arrange an inspection.

Finding Tenants

Contact New Hampshire Housing and speak to the Rental Assistance Manager for your area. They will let voucher holders know of the available unit. You may also advertise with the phrase "will accept Housing Choice Vouchers." Families look for those listings. In addition, New Hampshire Housing provides a list of apartments for rent through landlords who are willing to participate in the Housing Choice Voucher program.

If you would like to submit a unit to be added to the Vacant Unit List, click here.

View current market rate Vacant Unit List

View current subsidized Vacant Unit List

New Hampshire Housing maintains a list of landlords who are willing to participate in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.  If you wish to be added to the Landlord Referral List or want to stay on the list, please complete and mail this form to our office.

Forms and Publications

Click on any of these links to download the PDFs you need to participate as a landlord in our Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8).

Forms

 

Publications

 

Special Programs

Below are forms and information related to our project-specific housing programs.

Project Based Voucher

HERA Final Rule: HUD published an extensive final rule implementing significant reforms to the Section 8 Tenant-Based Voucher and Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs enacted as part of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA).  The final rule is effective as of July 25, 2014.

Moderate Rehabilitation

 

For both programs, you will need the following:

 

Additional Resources

Submit a Unit for our Vacant Unit Listing
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