Portsmouth HA

245 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH, 03801

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Rockingham County

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About Portsmouth HA

The mission of the Portsmouth Housing Authority is to be the leader in making quality affordable housing available for low and moderate income members of the community and to accomplish this mission by a fiscally responsible, creative organization committed to excellence.

The Authority provides both family and elderly housing, area-wide Section 8 housing, and a summer youth program.

Mission Statement

The Portsmouth Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Housing Provider and has both conventional and handicapped accessible units. We provide housing without discrimination and we make and allow reasonable accommodations to families and individuals who require them.

Program Summary for Portsmouth HA

Portsmouth HA is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Portsmouth HA manages several funded programs and has a total of 421 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Portsmouth HA administered a total of 406 Section 8 Vouchers. Portsmouth HA currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Portsmouth HA is located at 245 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH, 03801 and serves the city of Portsmouth. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Portsmouth HA at, (603)436-4310 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status Active
Size of Portsmouth HA compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 2
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 406
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 421
Waiting list for the Portsmouth HA is currently Open

2020 Income Limits for Rockingham 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 Rockingham County, NH:

Median Income
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $34,300
  • $39,200
  • $44,100
  • $49,000
  • $52,950
  • $56,850
  • $60,800
  • $64,700
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $20,600
  • $23,550
  • $26,500
  • $29,400
  • $31,800
  • $35,160
  • $39,640
  • $44,120
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $54,900
  • $62,750
  • $70,600
  • $78,400
  • $84,700
  • $90,950
  • $97,250
  • $103,500

2017 Fair Market Rents for Rockingham 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 Rockingham County, NH:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$890 $1024 $1305 $1633 $1799

Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Newmarket Housing Authority Newmarket Housing Authority Newmarket NH 123 50 Open 9.09 Miles Contact
Dover Housing Authority Dover Housing Authority Dover NH 347 458 Open 11.33 Miles Contact
Exeter Housing Authority Exeter Housing Authority Exeter NH N/A N/A Open 11.39 Miles Contact
Somersworth Housing Authority Somersworth Housing Authority Somersworth NH N/A N/A Open 11.59 Miles Contact
Salisbury Housing Authority Salisbury Housing Authority Salisbury MA 58 N/A Open 16.63 Miles Contact
Amesbury Housing Authority Amesbury Housing Authority Amesbury MA 84 N/A Open 17.42 Miles Contact

Housing Authority

Portsmouth HA Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Rockingham County Quick Facts

Population: 300,621
Persons Per Household: 2.53
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 21.7%
Homeownership Rate: 76.8%
Housing Units: 127,443
Yearly Income Per Person: $38,399
Median Household Income: $77,348