Our Assisted Housing staff respond to requests for housing assistance, primarily through the Housing Choice Voucher and other programs we administer. We also make referrals for emergency assistance.

What We Do

New Hampshire Housing provides direct assistance to very low-income households, helping them obtain decent and affordable housing through HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program (also known as the Section 8 program). This program helps prevent homelessness by offering stable housing for thousands of Granite Staters. Our staff respond to housing assistance requests daily from people with a variety of needs.

Through the HCV program, a qualified household pays a portion of their income toward rent and utilities, and New Hampshire Housing pays the balance directly to the landlord. Our ongoing challenge is to assist as many households as possible given that there is a limited number of vouchers available.

Due to the number of households applying for the HCV program, an applicant’s time on the waiting list can stretch to as long as nine years.

HUD also supports a program in which a voucher is used for homeownership mortgage assistance. This has allowed hundreds of participants to purchase their own homes.