aBOUT uS


We are a series of neighborhoods. We consist of neighborhoods of people—children, families, seniors and persons with disabilities --- living together making up a community of residents living along the Cocheco River starting at Whittier Falls in Dover, New Hampshire  

We are proud of our history. Since the 1950’s, the Dover Housing Authority has served families, seniors and individuals with disabilities by providing rent subsidies for permanent housing to those qualifying for subsidies due to low household incomes. Each month 877 households are subsidized in our public housing program or the housing choice voucher program.
 
We care about our residents. Residents in public housing owned by the Dover Housing Authority live in and enjoy properties we own and manage. Our caring and competent maintenance staff provides prompt attention to our properties to insure the high quality condition we seek to achieve at all our properties. Our friendly and helpful administrative staff answers questions, assists with applications, manages the waiting lists and solves problems each and every day.
 
We support our children. We seek to give them “A Better Chance”. Top-rate supportive services are provided to our residents and voucher holders. Our flagship program is the After School program operated at the Woodman Park Elementary School. Each day approximately 100 children in grades 1-4 experience homework lab help, engaging enrichment activities, fun recreation and healthy snack.  
 
We are a great place for adults to improve their lives.  The DHA is proud of its Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program which encourages adults to engage in self-improvement goals and activities.  Participants develop 5-year improvement plans with the help and guidance of our trained, professional staff.
 
We care about seniors and persons with disabilities. Seniors and persons with disabilities enjoy and benefit from programming and referrals provided by our caring social service staff members.
 
We gather at the Seymour Osman Community Center (SOCC). A wide range of community activities are provided by an enthusiastic social service staff at the SOCC.  A Middle School afterschool program, a popular PAWS pet caring clinic, bike parades, egg hunts, community suppers, reading, community gardening, computers----exciting, engaging activities for our children and residents occur daily at the SOCC.
 
Our Core Values are Integrity, Caring, Innovation and Accountability.