Portsmouth Housing strives to help improve the quality of life for our residents which we do in a variety of ways. Residents can take advantage of our Resident Service Coordination program to access a variety of programs and services available in our community.
Check out our Calendar of Events for programs in your neighborhood.
Residents can contact specific property managers with questions or ideas via email.
Portsmouth Housing’s Volunteer Program is a great way to get involved with other residents and in the community. You can see and sign up for volunteer opportunities here.
Portsmouth Housing always like to hear from residents for suggestions on how we can improve so leave a message in our Suggestion Box to share your feedback.
Resident Services Coordination Program
Portsmouth Housing’s Resident Services Coordination (RSC) program works with Portsmouth Housing residents to create individual work plans for residents with respect to employment, education, improving their health and finances, and moving towards independence from subsidy assistance.
The RSC connects residents with local agencies and services to provide resources to assist residents in gaining valuable skills with the goal of achieving self-sufficiency. The RSC coordinates with partners in the community which offer educational programs, services, and activities for Portsmouth Housing residents. Examples of the services available include:
- GED/College Prep
- Education Advancement
- Employment Services
- Financial Literacy
- Help with Forms and Applications
- Income-Based Assistance
- Parenting Support/Education
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Youth Programs
- And many more!
Portsmouth Housing partners with Operation Blessing at the Greenleaf Recreation Center, and with the MC3 after-school program at the Gosling Recreation Center and New Franklin School to offer after-school and summer programming for our youth residents.
An example of our offerings includes Teen Night Out on Fridays at the Gosling Recreation Center for 13-17 year old residents who can stop by for pizza and games. Click here to see our calendar of programs and events.
In addition, volunteers from New Frontiers Church coordinate a Kids Club for youth residents at the Gosling Recreation Center. Operation Blessing coordinates open recreation time at the Greenleaf Recreation Center for youth residents at Wamesit Place.
During summer break, we work with local food agencies to provide daily lunches for children at the Greenleaf and Gosling Recreation Centers. Seacoast Adopt-A-Block provides a weekly meal for all Wamesit residents. New Frontiers Church provides weekly meals for families at Gosling Meadows.
Hundreds of area service providers offer assistance through a variety of programs. To learn more about what is available for NH residents, go to the United Way website.