Housing Assistance

The Authority is committed to providing housing assistance to very low-income families, senior citizens and disabled people.

Housing Choice Vouchers and Low-Income Public Housing are the two main housing assistance programs available through PRHA. Follow the links below to apply.

PRHA also manages a range of supportive services to help our residents live a quality life.

Housing Choice Vouchers – These vouchers cover a portion of the monthly rent for privately-owned apartments or homes. Unfortunately, our Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program has a lengthy waiting list; therefore, the waiting list is closed to acceptance of new applicants at this time.

Low-Income Public Housing – PRHA manages and maintains several rental properties for very low-income residents.

Senior housing –Several rental units are available in apartment buildings located throughout the city for low-income senior citizens.


The Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority will be distributing applications for 3-bedroom, Public Housing units only beginning Tuesday, October 20, 2015, to adults only, one application per person. To see the full Ad, click HERE. For the App Insert, Application, Selection of Preference, that are associated with this Ad, are located under the Public Housing Applications that are located to the right on this page.