With Portland, Maine only an hour to the North and Boston, Massachusetts only an hour the South the City of Somersworth provides each access to friends and relatives.
Somersworth is a historic mill community which is conveniently located 15 minutes from the beaches, a half an hour from the Lakes Region and an hour to the White Mountains.
As of June 1, 2020 - The SHA office personnel has returned to the central office and is receiving telephone calls and collecting paperwork that you drop off in the large drop box, (located at the front of the entrance). We will remain closed to the public pending further guidance from the Governor's office and CDC for reopening public facilities.
Maintenance work orders will be limited to emergency work orders only- for example: clogged toilets, water leaks, smoke detector malfunction, etc. After hours and weekends please call 692-2864 to report work orders, follow the prompts to be connected to the on-call staff person. During business hours, call the office (692-2864) to report the work orders to your property managers.
The gym is closed to all users as well as Filion Senior Center (except the laundry room for Filion tenants).
As per state and federal recommendations/guidelines, we have closed all lobbies and development community rooms to avoid congregations.
Please call the NH Info line (2-1-1) for information on local/state services and resources re: COVID-19, health guidance and community resources.
SHA has implemented some of the COVID-19 Statutory and Regulatory Waivers for Public Housing and HCV Program outlined in NOTICE PIH 2020-13 (HA), REV 1.
View a full list of implemented waivers and alternative
HUD has issued notices regarding rental payments for
Multi-Family and Public Housing/Section 8:
The Trump administration is ordering a halt on evictions nationwide through December for people who have lost work during the pandemic and don't have other good housing options.
The new eviction ban is being enacted through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The goal is to stop the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, which the agency says in its order "presents a historic threat to public health" and reduce the anticipated homelessness that such evictions would create for many if evicted. Under the rules of the order, renters have to sign a declaration saying they don't make more than $99,000 a year — or twice that if filing a joint tax return — and that they have no other option if evicted other than homelessness or living with more people in close proximity.
Evictions for reasons other than nonpayment of rent will be allowed. The government says it will impose criminal penalties on landlords who violate the ban.
Somersworth Housing Authority
Questions? Call us at 1-603-692-2864
Serving the Community since 1961
Additional Information can be found at the following links:
HUD NH Department of Health & Human Services