Benson Housing Authority
1000 S. Williams Drive, Suite 413
Benson, Johnston County, NC


Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Benson Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update June 26th, 2015.

The Benson Housing Authority (BHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The BHA offers two Public Housing communities with 183 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the BHA to pick up an application, located at 1000 S Williams Dr # 413, Benson, NC 27504, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

No preferences were noted at this time.

For more information, the BHA can be reached by calling (919) 894-4710, during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Benson Housing Authority administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 173 affordable rental units.

According to HUD, Benson Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units.

Benson Housing Authority is among the 45% of North Carolina housing authorities that only offer public housing. Section 8 assistance in its target area is administered by another nearby housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Benson Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2008 8/21/08 Plan
2006 9/15/06 Plan
2005 1/24/06 Plan
2004 9/27/04 Plan
2002 12/31/02 Plan
2001 1/17/02 Plan
2000 10/12/00 Plan