Dover Housing Authority

62 Whittier Street, Dover, NH, 03820

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About Dover Housing Authority

Since the 1950’s, the Dover Housing Authority has served families, seniors and individuals with disabilities by providing rent subsidies for permanent housing to those qualifying for subsidies due to low household incomes. Each month 877 households are subsidized in our public housing program or the housing choice voucher program.

We consist of neighborhoods of people—children, families, seniors and persons with disabilities --- living together making up a community of residents living along the Cocheco River starting at Whittier Falls in Dover, New Hampshire.

Residents in public housing owned by the Dover Housing Authority live in and enjoy properties we own and manage. Our caring and competent maintenance staff provides prompt attention to our properties to insure the high quality condition we seek to achieve at all our properties. Our friendly and helpful administrative staff answers questions, assists with applications, manages the waiting lists and solves problems each and every day.

At the Dover Housing Authority, our philosophy has been more than simply "brick's and mortar." We have worked diligently to provide our seniors with programs and services that allow them to live independently and avoid premature institutionalization. We have also pursued and funded opportunities for our family residents to become self-sufficient and free from public assistance.

By the year 2030, it is projected that nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population will be 65 years or older - which will undoubtedly place enormous pressure on housing authorities throughout the country. To address this need, we must continue to develop partnerships with organizations that share our goal of allowing seniors to remain in their communities in a non-institutional setting. We must also continue to seek innovative ways to provide affordable housing for needy families, especially in these difficult economic times.

With a strong foundation in place, the Dover Housing Authority will meet these challenges and continue to be in the forefront of our nation's effort to assist our most vulnerable citizens.

By working together, we can make the Dover Housing Authority a better place in which to live, work and visit.

Additional Information

Their staff is available during regular business hours to help you – Monday through Friday 8 AM – 4 PM. They are also open on Wednesday evenings until 6 PM. You may walk in to the office at 62 Whittier Street, Dover, New Hampshire 03820. Contact them for an application for the wait list at 603-742-5804 extension 100.

Mission Statement

The Dover Housing Authority is an independent municipal corporation created under state law working cooperatively with the community and public and private partners to provide quality housing opportunities and further to promote and secure supportive services for eligible persons with limited incomes.

Program Summary for Dover Housing Authority

Dover Housing Authority is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Dover Housing Authority manages several funded programs and has a total of 458 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Dover Housing Authority administered a total of 347 Section 8 Vouchers. Dover Housing Authority currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Dover Housing Authority is located at 62 Whittier Street, Dover, NH, 03820 and serves the city of Dover. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Dover Housing Authority at, (603)742-5804 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status Active
Size of Dover Housing Authority compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 3
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 347
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 458
Waiting list for the Dover Housing Authority is currently Open

2020 Income Limits for Strafford County, NH

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Strafford County, NH:

Median Income
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $35,600
  • $40,700
  • $45,800
  • $50,850
  • $54,950
  • $59,000
  • $63,100
  • $67,150
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $21,350
  • $24,400
  • $27,450
  • $30,500
  • $32,950
  • $35,400
  • $39,640
  • $44,120
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $54,950
  • $62,800
  • $70,650
  • $78,500
  • $84,800
  • $91,100
  • $97,350
  • $103,650

2017 Fair Market Rents for Strafford County, NH

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Strafford County, NH:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$931 $937 $1174 $1601 $1829

Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Somersworth Housing Authority Somersworth Housing Authority Somersworth NH N/A N/A Open 0.45 Miles Contact
Rochester Housing Authority Rochester Housing Authority Rochester NH N/A N/A Open 8.09 Miles Contact
Newmarket Housing Authority Newmarket Housing Authority Newmarket NH 123 50 Open 9.61 Miles Contact
Portsmouth HA Portsmouth HA Portsmouth NH 406 421 Open 11.33 Miles Contact
Exeter Housing Authority Exeter Housing Authority Exeter NH N/A N/A Open 15.71 Miles Contact
Sanford Housing Authority Sanford Housing Authority Sanford ME N/A N/A Open 17.41 Miles Contact

Housing Authority

Dover Housing Authority Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Strafford County Quick Facts

Population: 125,604
Persons Per Household: 2.47
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 30.5%
Homeownership Rate: 65.6%
Housing Units: 51,935
Yearly Income Per Person: $29,369
Median Household Income: $58,825