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From Tuesday, June 20 to Thursday, June 22, Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority will be opening their wait list for the following communities: Dale Apartments (1, 2, 3, 4 bedroom), Phoebus Square Apartments (62+ only; 1 bedroom) and Lexington Place (2 bedrooms).

Applications for each property will be accepted online only. Applicants will be placed on the preliminary waiting list according to the Agency preference(s) and a lottery system. The lottery system will randomly pick 150 applicants for each bedroom size of each property. Once each applicant has been randomly assigned a number, the applications will be placed on the preliminary waitlist in order of the assigned numbers and preferences. Upon acceptance of the application, applicants will be given a confirmation number. Applicants are encouraged to print the confirmation page containing this number or document the confirmation number, as it will be used to identify your application. 

To be given preference/priority on the waitlist, applicantsmust be living or working in the City of Portsmouth, elderly and/or disabled families, a PRHA Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher participant terminated due to insufficient funding, a veteran, applicant involuntarily displaced by government action in the City of Portsmouth or homeless as defined by HUD.

Results from the lottery will be posted by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 30, 2023, on the Authority’s website at


TO APPLY, LOG IN TO: or www.prha.orgfor a link

Applications will be accepted from computers, tablets, smartphones or other electronic devices during the specified days that the wait list is open.  HARDCOPY PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE DISTRIBUTED OR ACCEPTEDIf you are experiencing any technical issues, please contact Ms. Sheila Parker at (757) 391-3056 or

No applications will be accepted after 4:00PM on June 22, 2023

Disabled persons only needing assistance as a reasonable accommodation, in accordance with HUD guidelines, must call the reasonable accommodation line within 2 days at (757) 391-2980 during the applications days listed above. Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) is 1-800-545-1833, ext. 869.

No person will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or familial status.

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