APPLY FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Learn about the application process for PHA’s housing and voucher program.

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PORTSMOUTH HOUSING RESIDENT INFO

Connect with affordable housing resources and get your questions answered.

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WORKING WITH PORTSMOUTH HOUSING

For landlords, vendors, job applicants, and other PHA business-related questions.

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Quality Affordable Housing for Families

Portsmouth Housing develops and manages quality affordable housing and provides rental assistance to families, seniors, and people with disabilities, in a manner that promotes respect for residents and builds strong neighborhoods.

Portsmouth Housing is made up of two entities: the Portsmouth Housing Authority (PHA) and an affiliated nonprofit organization, PHA Housing Development LTD. Portsmouth Housing owns and manages 11 properties in the city as well as a Housing Choice voucher program.

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Shirley Corley, Margeson Resident

After 14 years at Margeson, Shirley considers the other residents who live on her hall “family.” After raising a family and then losing her husband, Shirley relishes being able to live on her own. Shirley says she especially appreciates that she can reserve the rec room for family events when her relatives and friends come to visit. “I love the once a month suppers with all the girls, the community garden, and the fact that the people on my floor all look after each other.”

Patty, Wamesit Resident

It’s been a wonderful first year at Wamesit for Patti and her children. She loves that her kids feel safe and can play in the backyard where she enjoys planting strawberries. “I like going to the weekly dinners at the rec center, taking classes that help me with my finances, and meeting new people who have become friends.”