Housing Terms

Annual Contributions Contract
ADUs are residential living units that can be within or attached to a single-family dwelling, or a stand-alone (detached) unit that provides independent living facilities for one or more persons, including provisions for sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation on the same parcel of land as the principal dwelling unit it accompanies. New Hampshire passed a statewide ADU law in 2017.
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
Affordable housing is housing, rental or owner-occupied, that costs no more than 30% of one's gross income. Rental cost is defined as rent plus utilities. Ownership cost is defined as monthly principal, interest, taxes and insurance.
Assisted Housing Division
Affordable Housing Fund
Affordable Housing Program
Area Median Income
Area median income is the median income of all households in a given county or metropolitan region. If you lined up all the incomes of residents in a row, this number is the midpoint. Housing programs and the state’s workforce housing law use AMI.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services