City of Hickory Public Housing Authority
841 S Center Street
Hickory, Catawba County, NC

828-328-5373 http://www.hickoryhousing.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the City of Hickory Public Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on January 17th, 2017.

The City of Hickory Public Housing Authority (CHPHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from January 17, 2017 at 8:30 am, until January 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm ET. It was last open in May 2015.


Hickory, NC is about 50 miles northwest of Charlotte, NC.

To apply, complete an application at 841 South Center Street, Hickory NC 28602, from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm; and from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

Disabled applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the application can contact the CHPHA.

There are no preferences.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the CHPHA website, or call the office at (828) 328-5373.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

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

The City of Hickory Public Housing Authority (CHPHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


The CHPHA offers two Public Housing communities with 311 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the CHPHA to fill out an application in person, located at 841 S Center Street, Hickory, NC, between the hours of 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Be sure to bring these documents with you when applying: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The CHPHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: employed, elderly, or victim of domestic violence.

More information can be found by visiting the CHPHA website at http://hickoryhousing.org, or by calling 828-328-5373, between the hours of 8:30 am until 5:00 pm Monday-Thursday, and 8:30 am until 12:30 pm on Fridays.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The City of Hickory Public Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 311 affordable rental units. It also administers 449 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, City of Hickory Public Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of City of Hickory Public Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (41%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (59%) to that of all housing authorities in North Carolina, City of Hickory Public Housing Authority has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in North Carolina.

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

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, City of Hickory Public Housing Authority scored an average of 98 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 104 in 2006 and a low score of 83 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in North Carolina is 80.83.

City of Hickory Public Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average North Carolina housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

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 City of Hickory Public Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2008 8/1/08 Plan
2006 9/19/06 Plan
2005 11/9/05 Plan
2004 9/2/04 Plan
2003 8/8/03 Plan
2002 9/12/02 Plan
2001 12/14/01 Plan
2000 9/29/00 Plan