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.

Homeless Shelter of Strafford County

Rochester: 603-332-3065

Job Corps- Education/Job Training:


Haven- Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Srv:


NH Legal Aid- Advice & Referral Ctr.

Concord: 603-639-5290

Families' First/Healthcare Van:

Portsmouth: 603-422-8208

Options for Women- Pregnancy Counseling

Dover: 603-749-5662

Resource Listing:

Seacoast Eat Local:   


Somersworth: 603-692-4211

Dover Adult Learning Center:

Dover: 603-742-1030

Rochester: 603-335-6200

Vets Inc.-Supportive Services for Veterans:

Concord: 603-401-2537


Service Link- Aging & Disability Resource Center:

Rochester: 603-332-7398

Portsmouth: 603-334-6594

COAST Bus Services:

Dover: 603-743-5777

Dept. of Health & Human Services:

Rochester: 603-332-4120

Concord: 603-225-1652

Other NH Housing Authorities: 

NH Healthy Kids:

Concord: 877-464-2447


Dover: 603-749-5662

Somersworth Housing Authority

Community Service Agencies:

Somersworth Human Resources:


Other Resources:

House of Hope Mission Soup Kitchen

Berwick: 207-698-9964

Local & State Government Agencies:

Community Health:

Gerry's Food Pantry:

Dover: 603-330-3468

My Friend's Place- Shelter

Dover: 603-516-8143

Family Strength- Child/Family Services:

Dover: 603-742-5662

Community Action Partnership:

Strafford County: 603-435-2500

Rockingham County: 603-778-1834

Housing Stability Services: 603-435-2448

Avis Goodwin Health Center:

Somersworth: 603-749-2346

Share Fund- Emergency Assistance:

Somersworth: 603-609-5710

Rochester: 603-335-0011

Community Partners: Mental/Behavioral Health:

Rochester: 603-516-9300

Serving the Community since 1961 

Cross Roads House- Shelter

Portsmouth: 603-436-2218

Questions? Call us at 1-603-692-2864

Southeastern Drug/Alcohol Services:

Dover: 603-516-8160