We at the SHA realize that the waiting list for Public Housing and/r the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program can be a lengthy process. We also recognize that there are times when our applicants' may be in a more immediate need of assistance.


Our lobby bulletin board has posting of privately owned/managed locally available apartments. These apartments are NOT subsidized through the SHA & offer rents usually at or slightly above Fair Market rental rents.


Below are a number or state, county and city agencies in the Somersworth, Dover, Rochester and Portsmouth area. In addition, please visit our information stand in our lobby for additional community resource brochures.

Resource Listing:

Seacoast Eat Local:   

Meals-on-Wheels:

Somersworth: 603-692-4211

Dover Adult Learning Center:

Dover: 603-742-1030

Rochester: 603-335-6200

Questions? Call us at 1-603-692-2864

Share Fund- Emergency Assistance:

Somersworth: 603-609-5710

Rochester: 603-335-0011

Community Partners: Mental/Behavioral Health:

Rochester: 603-516-9300

Haven- Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Srv:

603-994-7233

Other NH Housing Authorities: 

Somersworth Human Resources:

603-692-9509

Job Corps- Education/Job Training:

1-800-733-5627.

NH Healthy Kids:

Concord: 877-464-2447

               603-228-2925

Dover: 603-749-5662

Avis Goodwin Health Center:

Somersworth: 603-749-2346

Local & State Government Agencies:

Other Resources:

Options for Women- Pregnancy Counseling

Dover: 603-749-5662

Vets Inc.-Supportive Services for Veterans:

Concord: 603-401-2537

                603-482-2565

Family Strength- Child/Family Services:

Dover: 603-742-5662

Families' First/Healthcare Van:

Portsmouth: 603-422-8208

Community Action Partnership:

Strafford County: 603-435-2500

Rockingham County: 603-778-1834

Housing Stability Services: 603-435-2448


Gerry's Food Pantry:

Dover: 603-330-3468

NH Legal Aid- Advice & Referral Ctr.

Concord: 603-639-5290

Cross Roads House- Shelter

Portsmouth: 603-436-2218

Homeless Shelter of Strafford County

Rochester: 603-332-3065

Somersworth Housing Authority

House of Hope Mission Soup Kitchen

Berwick: 207-698-9964

COAST Bus Services:

Dover: 603-743-5777

My Friend's Place- Shelter

Dover: 603-516-8143

Community Health:

Dept. of Health & Human Services:

Rochester: 603-332-4120

Concord: 603-225-1652

Serving the Community since 1961 

Community Service Agencies:

Service Link- Aging & Disability Resource Center:

Rochester: 603-332-7398

Portsmouth: 603-334-6594

Southeastern Drug/Alcohol Services:

Dover: 603-516-8160