Families in Transition strives to provide our residents with a meaningful connection to their community and a true sense of home. We offer clean, safe, affordable living to the many residents who come to call FIT home.

Families in Transition offers the following housing options in the City of Manchester:

Transitional Housing (52 units) for homeless single women and single mothers. Participants reside in independent housing units for 18-24 months, during which time they receive comprehensive supportive services to help them attain and maintain long term housing stability.

Permanent Supportive Housing (66 units) homeless single men, single women, single mothers with children, and single fathers with children.  Participants receive comprehensive social services enabling them to remain permanently housed.

Permanent Affordable Housing (72 units) for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. These units provide much needed affordable housing within the city.

Intermediary Housing  (11 units) for single women and single women with children in need of shelter while they wait for a Transitional or Permanent Supportive Housing unit to become available.

Emergency Family Shelter (7 bedrooms) Manchester Emergency Housing (MEH) is for homeless families that require immediate shelter. MEH is the only family shelter in Manchester.

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Programs Under Development

We are currently in the initial stages of developing 3-4 units of permanent affordable housing for low-income households. Most of the funding is coming through the City as part of its allocation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HOME program.


Families in Transition may not be able to assist some individuals. If you have questions about your eligibility, please call the Intake Coordinator. Make sure that you have proper documentation (see required paperwork here) and contact the Intake Coordinator at or 603-641-9441 for application information.