Special Programs

The following special voucher programs have sub-lists on the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) wait list. To be placed on the sub-list for a specific program, check that program on the HCV application. If you are already on the HCV wait list and believe you qualify for a special program, you may call to be added to the sub-list for that program. Third-party verification of eligibility for a special program is required prior to receiving a voucher.

Additional Housing Choice Voucher Programs

2005 Mainstream Program

  • Must be a family whose head, spouse, or sole member is a person with disabilities (A household where a child is the only family member with a disability is not eligible for this program.)
  • Meet all other eligibility requirements for the Housing Choice Voucher Program

New Hampshire Housing will coordinate housing search assistance with other agencies to assist disabled clients with locating units, including units with needed accessibility features.

2017 Mainstream Program

  • Must be composed of one or more persons age 18 years or older and less than 62 years of age.
  • To receive a preference for the 2017 Mainstream Program: o Must be transitioning out of an institutional or other segregated setting; or o Must be at serious risk of institutionalization

Family Unification Program (FUP)

The Family Unification Program (FUP) provides rental assistance in partnership with the New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth, and Families to two groups:

  • Families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in the imminent placement of the family‚Äôs child, or children, in out-of-home care; or the delay in the discharge of the child, or children to the family from out-of-home care; and
  • Youth at least 18 years of age and not more than 24 years of age (have not reached their 25th birthday) who left foster care, or will leave foster care within 90 days and are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless at age 16 or older. As required by statute, a FUP voucher issued to such youth may only be used to provide housing assistance for the youth for a maximum of 36 months.

Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

NHHFA received a special allocation of vouchers for homeless veterans. These vouchers come through a special screening process which is handled by the Veterans Administration. The program is governed by several special regulations with regard to initial criminal screening, family break up policy and case management.