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August 2015

Lebanon Housing Authority (LHA) shall close its waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program at 4:00 pm on Monday, August 31, 2015 except that applications will continue to be accepted from households qualifying for the Preference: Displaced By Fire or Natural Disaster. This notice is provided in accordance with LHA’s Administrative Plan for the Section 8 Program that mandates the agency provide advance notice prior to closing the list. For more information or to download applications for submission before the closing date go to the LHA website application page at: When the Section 8 waiting list is closed, application forms will be marked Waiting List Closed for Section 8 and will not be accepted unless a Section 8 applicant has declared a Preference.



To read notice, click on the link to the right: Section 8 Scammers Notice


15.1 NH Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirements Update

April 2015

This notice applies to all owners of private rental housing utilized in the LHA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. Adherence to State Law is necessary to remain in contractual compliance.

The State of New Hampshire enacted a revised Smoke Detector/Carbon Monoxide Detector Law on July 1, 2011.

You may view this law, RSA 153:10-a, on the State of New Hampshire official web site by clicking on the link:

The Office of the State Fire Marshal released Informational Bulletins 2015-01 and 2015-02 to address installation and administrative requirements associated with RSA 153:10-a. You may view the Carbon Monoxide Detector Devices in Dwellings Bulletin as well as the Smoke Alarm Device Requirements Bulletin on the State of New Hampshire official web site using the link:

Owners of new construction buildings have been required to be in compliance with this law since July 1, 2010.

Owners of existing buildings have been required to be in compliance with this law since July 1, 2013.

There are a few things to be aware of regarding practical compliance with the law:

  1. Buildings which do not have attached garages or loading docks or any fuel-fired or solid fueled appliances (furnaces, gas ovens/ranges, woodstoves and so forth) are exempt from the requirements.
  2. Hard wired Combination Smoke Detectors/CO Detectors with battery back-up can often be swapped with existing hard wired smoke detectors to comply with some or all of the CO detector requirements provided that they meet the requirements of UL 217 and UL 2034.
  3. Plug-in type CO detectors with battery back-up are currently acceptable devices under the new law. Since these devices are easily removed, it is reasonably possible that they will not be acceptable in the future.
  4. CO detectors that are powered only by a battery are not acceptable devices to meet the requirements of the law with one exception for buildings without commercial power.
  5. CO detectors are required in all common hallways. Placement and number of detectors required will depend on many variables such as number of floors in the building, location of fuel-fired devices and so forth. It is best to consult with the Lebanon Fire Department to determine specific CO detection requirements for common halls in your building.
  6. Be aware that the building owner is responsible for complying with the law and for maintaining both smoke detector and CO detector systems.
  7. As always, the Lebanon Fire Department is the best resource for information regarding compliance with the law. You may reach them by telephone at (603) 448-8810


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