Understand How Subsidy Works

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (also known as Section 8) offers an opportunity for property owners and landlords to earn secure income. If you are a landlord, building manager or real estate professional, you can expand your selection of renters by partnering with New Hampshire Housing.

If you are interested in renting to a tenant who participates in this program, contact us at 800.439.7247 and ask to speak to the Rental Assistance Manager for your area. LEARN MORE about how you can participate in the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Information for Owners and Participants on COVID-19 HUD Notices and Policies

On July 2, 2020 – HUD published PIH Notice 2020-13 to update its list of COVID-19 Statutory and Regulatory Waivers and Alternative Requirements for the Housing Choice Voucher Program. The chart summarizes the waivers authorized under this Notice and adopted by New Hampshire Housing. In addition, HUD published the Tenant Flyer on the Eviction Moratorium that contains information regarding evictions and changes in income.

New Hampshire Housing is committed to doing what we can to help and support you.  Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance.

After a family’s subsidy is determined, you will 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.

Tenant selection is made by the owner/landlord. You are encouraged to consider a family’s background, including factors like payment of rent and utility bills, 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 give you a Request for Tenancy Approval, W9 Form, and Electronic Transfer Form for you to complete. When the owner/landlord submits the forms to New Hampshire Housing, the Rental Assistance Manager/Inspector will determine if the tenant is eligible for the unit financially (40% of their income calculation). Once that calculation works, the Rental Assistance Inspector will contact you to schedule an inspection.

  • 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).

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.

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.

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

Project Based Voucher

Program Information for Owners
Eligibility Checklist
Vacancy Claim
Final Rule
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 – Final Rule (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

Program Information for Owners
Eligibility Checklist
Claim Form
Claim Information for Owners
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 – Final Rule (Moderate Rehab)

Both Programs

Citizenship Declaration Form
New Hampshire Housing Release
HUD 9886 Form
Marketing Personal Declaration Form
HUD-52675 – Debts Owed
Criminal Release Instructions
State of NH Criminal Release
Out of State Criminal Release