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Am I Eligible?

KH’s programs are meant for people and households living on limited incomes. To find out if you qualify for housing assistance, follow the three steps below.

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Look Up Your Income Level

Using the HUD Income Guidelines for Cheshire County, New Hampshire, find the row for your household size, and then find your annual household income in that row. Then look at the top of that column to find your percentage number. Your percentage number measures your income in comparison to the average household of your size in New Hampshire. You may want to write down your percentage number to remember it.

2

Search for Housing

Income limits are listed in the property description for every community and program on this website. If your percentage number is the same or lower than the income limit shown for that apartment, then you are eligible.

3

Know Your History

Like other landlords, we need to make sure our applicants will be good tenants. This involves checking your:

Ready to Apply?

KH provides housing assistance to more than 1,000 people through its housing assistance programs. To begin the process of applying for housing assistance with us, download the pre-application. Please read the information on this website thoroughly before completing the pre-application or attend one of our open application sessions. Please note that some programs may have long waiting lists. Also remember that eligible people may qualify for more than one program. Learn more about each program through the information and links throughout this site.

Why KH?

Since 1965, KH has played a vital role in promoting a stronger Monadnock region by providing housing assistance to the community’s vulnerable and low-income populations. KH’s commitment to going above and beyond providing affordable housing has continually set it apart from other similar sized agencies. This year marks the fifteenth year of KH’s participation in the MTW program. The regulatory and budgetary flexibility of MTW has helped KH make great strides in increasing and improving the quality of affordable housing in the Monadnock region, and to support low-income households in their journey to financial security.

Landlord References:

We’ll need to see good references from the places you have lived fort he past three years. If there is a good reason you can’t provide these, we may be able to use other types of references.

Credit History:

We run a consumer credit check on every applicant. If you still owe money to a previous landlord, you might not be approved for residency.

Criminal History:

We have specific guidelines at each of our properties regarding serious crimes, especially drug-related activity or violence. We run a criminal record check on every applicant.

REQUIREMENTS FOR HOUSING ASSISTANCE

KH provides housing assistance through several programs: Multi-household housing, Elderly/Disabled Housing, and the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program. Learn more about our programs.

Please note that some programs may have long waiting lists. Also remember that eligible people may qualify for more than one program. Please visit What is Available? to learn more about each program.

OUR VOUCHER PROGRAMS

Moving To Work Housing Choice

The MTW HCV program is more than just housing assistance. The MTW Housing Choice program provides working households the tools needed reduce debt and increase income.

Learn more

Non-elderly Disabled Housing Choice

Since 1997, Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) have been awarded under different special purpose voucher program types to serve non-elderly persons with disabilities (NED).

Learn more

Mainstream-5 Housing Choice

Mainstream Housing Choice Vouchers enable households that include a person with disabilities to lease affordable private housing of their choice.

Learn more

Need more information?

We recommend you attend one of our regularly scheduled open application hours to ensure your prompt inclusion in the waiting list. Read the Application FAQs

Open Application hours:
Tues and Thurs from 1:30 to 3:30pm.