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Manchester NH Housing and Redevelopment Authority | Manchester NH Housing and Redevelopment Authority
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The Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority (MHRA) is the largest public housing agency and largest landlord in Northern New England.
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Word count: 1,927 words, Reading time: 7.7 minutes"Office: (603) 624-2100 Employee PortalLandlord Portal HomeAbout About MHRA Who We Are Board of Commissioners Statement of Housing Environment Work With Us Doing Business with Us Procurement Employment Opportunities Bishop Leo E. O’Neil Youth Center Redevelopment Redevelopment Activity Plans, Reports, Policies Safety and Crime Prevention Public Housing Program Our Properties MHRA Properties Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program Property Management Zone Offices Resident Services Overview Family & Youth Programs Elderly & Persons with Disabilities Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program Resources Forms for Residents Public Housing FAQ News & Notices Useful Links New Housing Development Redevelopment Projects A Renewed Emphasis Partner with Us Applicants New Applicants Apply for Assistance Waiting Lists Income Limits Emergency Housing Voucher Program (EHV) Landlord Incentive FAQ Security Deposit Agreement EHV Spcial Fees Request Log EHV Waivers Resources Applicants Forms & Documents Section 8 Forms – Tenants Useful Links Applicant FAQ’s Public Housing FAQ Section 8 Voucher FAQ FSS FAQ Fair Housing FAQ Section 8 Program Section 8 Forms – Participants Housing Choice Voucher/Section Briefing Video Tenant FAQ Section 8 Forms – Landlords Landlord FAQContact Select Page Welcome to the MHRAManaging over 1200 public housing apartments and providing housing subsidies for over 2000 households Learn More Committed to FamiliesMHRA is widely recognized for its array of supportive programming offered to our families and youth Learn More Working TogetherWe are dedicated to helping children and young people prepare for successful futures while fostering overall family self-sufficiency Learn More Quality of LifeMHRA’s Resident Services programs continue serve as a model for improving the quality of life for the elderly and persons with disabilities Learn More The Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority (MHRA) is the largest public housing agency and largest landlord in Northern New England. Resident Services Learn more about the wide array of supportive programming offered to residents by the MHRA New Applicants Learn more about the process of applying for housing with the MHRA Redevelopment Projects MHRA has carried out a number of major redevelopment initiatives that have changed the face of Manchester Latest News NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETINGThe Commissioners of the Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authoritywill meet in Regular Session at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, in the Conference Roomat 198 Hanover Street in the City of Manchester, New Hampshire. Meeting Agenda Comprehensive Agency Plan Amendment for Fiscal Year October 2022-September 2023Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority (MHRA) has begun work on a development initiative for the Kelley Falls Apartments property (Reference: NH36-P001-002). Overall, the purpose of this initiative is to create additional, much needed affordable housing, renovate the existing World War II Public Housing and to provide equitable access to needed services, such as child and youth services, health services and food insecurity services. View the Document (PDF) Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) ProgramManchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority received 27 Emergency Housing Vouchers through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) specifically targeted to assist individuals and families who are homeless and/or fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking.If you are already connected with a housing or domestic violence agency and receive services through the Coordinated Entry System, you can contact one of the agencies listed below to see if you are eligible for a referral for an emergency housing voucher.If you are already connected with housing support:Contact your housing case manager for further details regarding eligibility.If you are not connected with housing support?Contact NH-211 by dialing 211 or 866-444-4211If you are fleeing domestic violence?Contact NH-211 OR YWCA of NH (603) 625-5784Please click on the applicant tab to receive additional information. Helping Households Connect During the PandemicPublic Housing and Housing Choice Voucher households are eligible to enroll in the Emergency Broadband Benefit. The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) subsidy program to help families and households struggle to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.EBB provides a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households. Eligible households may also be able to receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 toward the purchase price. A household is eligible for EBB if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:Has an income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline (Note: Households receiving federal Public Housing assistance, including Housing Choice Vouchers, are eligible for Lifeline);Approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year;Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020, and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; orMeets the eligibility criteria for a participating Internet Service Provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.Eligible households can enroll through an approved Internet Service Provider or by visiting GetEmergencyBroadband.orgFor more information, please contact the FCC at email@example.com Apply for EBB WAIVERSThe Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved the following Expedited Regulatory Waivers for the Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (including Mainstream and Mod Rehab) Programs in accordance with Notice PIH 2021-34.HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM (SECTION 8) WAIVERSHCV-1: Increase in Payment Standard During HAP Contract TermRegulatory Authority: 24 CFR § 982.505(c)(4)Sub-regulatory Guidance: Notice PIH 2021-34Description: The regulation requires that if the payment standard amount is increased during the term of the HAP contract, the increased payment standard amount shall be used to calculate the monthly housing assistance payment for the family beginning at the effective date of the family’s first regular reexamination on or after the effective date of the increase in the payment standard amount. HUD is waiving this requirement and as an alternative requirement allowing the PHAs to apply the increased payment standard at any time (e.g., interim reexamination, owner rent increase) after the effective date of the increase in the payment standard amount, provided the increased payment standard is used to calculate the HAP no later than the effective date of the family’s first regular reexamination following the change. Note that if the PHA has delayed the family’s annual recertification under the waiver authority described earlier in this Notice (see PH and HCV-2), the PHA must use the increased payment standard amount to calculate the family’s HAP beginning the date that the family’s first regular examination would have been effective in the absence of the waiver. Alternatively, the PHA may conduct an interim reexamination where the only change is the increased payment standard amount. Regardless of the method used, the participant must receive the increased payment standard no later than the effective date of the family’s first regular reexamination following the increased payment standard.This waiver provides MHRA with the option to increase the payment standard for the family at any time after the effective date of increase, rather than waiting for the next regular re-examination.By adopting this waiver, MHRA will complete interim recertifications for participants that had annual recertifications completed effective January 1, 2022 and February 1, 2022 to raise the payment standard to 120 percent of the FMR.Period of Availability: The waiver period of availability ends on December 31, 2022.HCV-2: SEMAP SCORERegulatory Authority: 24 CFR § 985.105, 985.10Sub-regulatory Guidance: Notice PIH 2021-34Description: HUD shall assess each PHA‘s performance under SEMAP annually and shall assign each PHA a SEMAP score and overall performance rating.This waiver allows MHRA to request to waive the application of SEMAP in its entirety, only if the PHA has a SEMAP indicator affected directly or indirectly because of the disruption to PHA operations caused by its adoption of available CARES Act waivers.By adopting this waiver MHRA will not be required to submit a SEMAP certification and will retain an overall SEMAP score of 96% from the score received for fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.Period of Availability: The waiver period of availability ends on December 31, 2022.HCV-3: Term of Voucher: Extensions of Term.Regulatory Authority: 24 CFR § 982.303(b)(1)Sub-regulatory Guidance: Notice PIH 2021-34Description: When a family is selected from the waiting list or when a participant family wants to move to another unit, MHRA issues a Housing Choice Voucher, form HUD-52646. The initial term of a voucher must be at least sixty (60) calendar days. Extensions are permissible at the discretion of MHRA up to a maximum of an additional sixty (60) days beyond the initial sixty (60) day term. MHRA will extend the term up to one hundred twenty (120) days from the beginning of the initial term if the family needs and requests an extension as a reasonable accommodation to make the program accessible to and usable by a family member with a disability.This waiver allows PHAs to grant a family one or more extensions of the initial voucher term regardless of the policy described in the Administrative Plan.By adopting this waiver, MHRA will provided additional extensions on the term of the vouchers for applicants and participants. All requests for extensions must be received in writing prior to the expiration date of the voucher. This includes documentation that they are searching for a suitable unit, such as an apartment log, or a written request explaining extenuating circumstances which has affected the family’s ability to find a unit.Period of Availability: The waiver period of availability ends on December 31, 2022.HCV-4: Homeownership: Maximum Term of AssistanceRegulatory Authority: 24 CFR § 982.634(a)Sub-regulatory Guidance: Notice PIH 2021-34Description: Except in the case of a family that qualifies as an elderly or disabled family the family members shall not receive homeownership assistance for more than: (1) Fifteen years, if the initial mortgage incurred to finance purchase of the home has a term of 20 years or longer; or (2) Ten years, in all other cases under the homeownership option.HUD is allowing PHA’s to extend homeownership assistance for up to one additional year.By adopting this waiver MHRA will allow families whose Homeownership assistance may be at the end of the fifteen or ten year term one (1) more year Homeownership assistance.Period of Availability: The waiver period of availability ends on December 31, 2022.HCV-5: Voucher Tenancy: New Payment Standard Amount.Regulatory Authority: 24 CFR § 982.503(b)Sub-regulatory Guidance: Notice PIH 2021-34Description: MHRA may establish the payment standard amount for a unit size at any level between 90 percent and 110 percent of the published FMR for that unit size. HUD approval is not required to establish a payment standard amount in that range. HUD is allowing PHAs to request an expedited waiver to allow for establishment of payment standards up to 120 percent of the FMR.This allows MHRA to establish payment standards to 120 percent of the FMR. This does not include any future changes to the FMR.By adopting this waiver, MHRA will increase payments standard to 120 percent of the FMR effective January 1, 2022 for new admissions, port ins, and transferring participants. Annual and interim certifications to include approved rent increases will begin March 1, 2022 for current HCV participants.Period of Availability: The waiver period of availability ends on December 31, 2022. Quick Links MHRA PropertiesResident ServicesApply for AssistancePublic Housing FAQSection 8 Voucher FAQ MHRA Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority 198 Hanover StreetManchester, NH 03104-6125(603) 624-2100TDD 1 (800) 545-1833 ext.#590 Quick LinksMHRA PropertiesResident ServicesApply for AssistancePublic Housing FAQSection 8 Voucher FAQLanguage English Afrikaans Albanian Amharic Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Basque Belarusian Bengali Bosnian Bulgarian Catalan Cebuano Chichewa Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Corsican Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Esperanto Estonian Filipino Finnish French Frisian Galician Georgian German Greek Gujarati Haitian Creole Hausa Hawaiian Hebrew Hindi Hmong Hungarian Icelandic Igbo Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Javanese Kannada Kazakh Khmer Korean Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kyrgyz Lao Latin Latvian Lithuanian Luxembourgish Macedonian Malagasy Malay Malayalam Maltese Maori Marathi Mongolian Myanmar (Burmese) Nepali Norwegian Pashto Persian Polish Portuguese Punjabi Romanian Russian Samoan Scottish Gaelic Serbian Sesotho Shona Sindhi Sinhala Slovak Slovenian Somali Spanish Sudanese Swahili Swedish Tajik Tamil Telugu Thai Turkish Ukrainian Urdu Uzbek Vietnamese Welsh Xhosa Yiddish Yoruba ZuluMHRA Website runs best on Google Chrome © 2017 Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority. 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