To provide safe, clean, independent and affordable housing to eligible familes, elderly and disabled persons without discrimination and facilitate resident connections to our community resource network.  

Our Community

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.


Important Notice

Additional Information can be found at the following links:

                HUD                            NH Department of Health & Human Services




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 drop box, (located on the left side of the front entrance). We will remain closed to the public pending further guidance from the Governor's office 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, 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 2020-05. A click the link to view a full list of implemented waitvers and alternative requirements 

HUD has issued notices regarding rental payments for

Multi-Family and Public Housing/Section 8:

Somersworth Housing Authority

Our Mission:

Serving the Community since 1961 

Questions? Call us at 1-603-692-2864

It's easy to get around the City and the greater Tri-City area through COAST Public Transportation. COAST has scheduled bus routes that connect you to the shopping malls, hospitals and surrounding communities