Welcome

Located in the heart of downtown, Laconia Housing Authority (LHA) is an organization that provides subsidized housing opportunities utilizing federal government programs at properties owned/managed by LHA (Sunrise Towers, Blueberry Place, Orchard Hill II and Northfield Village) and through partnerships (Tavern Inn/Stafford House and Normandin Square) and by the administration of Housing Choice Vouchers (formerly Section 8).

At select properties, LHA provides direct support services (meals, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, personal care) enabling tenants to remain in their homes even if a little assistance is needed.

LHA also serves our community through various outreaches, such as the United Way, ringing the bell for the Salvation Army, and the Turkey Plunge (which benefits the Salvation Army/Carey House; homeless shelter).

Please take a few minutes to explore our website and discover why Laconia Housing Authority is a valuable part of our community, and how you can get involved as a tenant or volunteer!

News

Housing Application Available Online

October 27, 2014

We appreciate your patience as we have worked to provide a single, comprehensive application for all of our properties and programs. We hope this new format will reduce the paperwork burden on our applicants, clarify the opportunities available through the Laconia Housing Authority, and simplify the application process for all of those in need of housing.

Our updated application is now available online. The most recent revision can always be found by clicking the "Applications" tab on the navigation bar to the left - or simply clink the link below:

LHA Application for Housing (.pdf)

This application may be freely printed, copied and distributed. As always, completed applications should be returned to our office at 25 Union Avenue in Laconia.

LHA Properties Smoke-Free

It is the policy of LHA to maintain a 100% smoke-free environment on all LHA owned properties, (all facilities, buildings and grounds, including parking lots and driveways) promoting a safe and healthy environment for tenants, clients, employees, contractors, volunteers, and visitors.

On August 1, 2010, smoking was banned at all LHA properties. Tenants who lived in one of LHA’s apartments prior to August 1, 2010 were able to petition for an exemption which would allow them to smoke inside their apartment thru July 31, 2011. During the transition, LHA Service Coordinators (who are trained in smoking cessation programs), Breathe – New Hampshire (www.breathenh.org), and LRGHealthcare have offered assistance to tenants.

Effective July 31, 2011, all exemptions expire and all LHA properties will be completely Smoke-Free as of August 1, 2011!

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Introduction to LHA

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Supportive Services

Testimonials

"The Laconia Housing Authority has long been a leader in providing innovative services for older adults that live in their housing developments. As we age the key for most individuals is maintaining their independence and remaining in control of their lives. The professional and caring staff of the Housing Authority works closely with their tenants to help them maintain a life style that suits their needs.

If I was an older adult or looking for an independent living facility in the Lakes Region for a family member I would strongly consider the housing provided by the Laconia Housing Authority as an affordable, safe and caring community to live in."

- Ralph Littlefield, Executive Director of Belknap/Merrimack Community Action Programs