Dover Housing Authority Lease
 
Below is a sampling of some lease regulations, summarized.  If you have any questions, please call us at  603-742-5804. If you would like to have a full copy of the lease, please contact the DHA.

 Smoking is prohibited in all apartments, buildings and grounds owned and managed by Dover Housing Authority. Smoking is allowed on City property.
  
 
Occupancy Rules
 
A complete copy of the Admission and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) is available upon request.
  
Residents have the right to use the apartment only as a place of residence for the persons listed on the lease. Transfer or sublet of the apartment is prohibited. Residents shall not allow anyone to stay in the apartment  in exchange for money,
goods or services.

Violence Against Women Act  (VAWA) 

Pursuant to the enactment of Public Law 109-162, the Dover Housing Authority has incorporated the provisions of VAWA in all programs administered by HUD including but not limited to:
 •Public housing;
 • Housing Choice Voucher program;
 •Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC);
 •Section 202 housing for the elderly; 
     
  To further the objectives outlined in the VAWA, the Dover Housing Authority will offer services or programs either directly or in partnership with appropriate service providers. As such, VAWA  protects anyone who:
      
1.  Is a victim of actual or threatened domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking, or an “affiliated individual” of the victim (spouse, parent, brother, sister, or child of that victim; or an individual to whom that victim stands in loco parentis; or an individual, tenant or lawful occupant living in the victim’s household) AND

2.  Is living in, or seeking admission to, any of the covered housing programs.
      
Detailed information on VAWA is provided to all HUD program applicants and participants, including landlords and property owners.

Reasonable Accommodation
 
A person with a disability shall for the purposes under the lease be provided reasonable accommodation to the extent necessary to provide the person with a disability an opportunity to use and occupy the unit in a manner equal to that of a person without a disability.  The residents may at any time during the term of the lease request reasonable accommodation of a disability of a household member, including reasonable accommodation so that the lease or other residency requirements can be met.

 The Dover Housing Authority has a total of 31 units for persons with disabilities.

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