Greensboro Housing Authoity
450 N Church Street
Greensboro, Guilford County, NC

336-275-8501 http://www.gha-nc.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Please note: The Greensboro Housing Authority covers Guilford County, NC, with the exception of the City of High Point.
The Greensboro Housing Authority (GHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from October 2014 to August 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply:
  1. General public applicants could complete the online application. 
  2. Households whose head of household or spouse is non-elderly (61 years old or younger) and disabled could complete a specialized online application.
For more information, please visit the GHA website, or call the GHA at (336) 275-8501.


Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

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


The GHA offers 27 Public Housing communities with 2,387 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, follow this link for the online application.

The GHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: displaced by natural disaster, displaced by government action, elderly, disabled.

More information can be found by visiting the GHA website at http://www.gha-nc.org, or by calling 336-275-8501 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Greensboro Housing Authoity administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 27 projects which contain 2,387 affordable rental units. It also administers 3,202 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Greensboro Housing Authoity is determined to be a Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1,250 - 9,999 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Greensboro Housing Authoity between Public Housing Units (43%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (57%) to that of all housing authorities in North Carolina, Greensboro Housing Authoity 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, Greensboro Housing Authoity scored an average of 93 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2002 and a low score of 70 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in North Carolina is 80.83.

Greensboro Housing Authoity 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Greensboro Housing Authoity manages 24 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 88. The scores for properties managed by Greensboro Housing Authoity range from a high of 99 to a low of 0.

The highest scoring property in the Greensboro Housing Authoity portfolio is Abby Courts and the lowest scoring property is Foxworth Subdivision.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 96% of properties managed by Greensboro Housing Authoity have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 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 Greensboro Housing Authoity.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 6/7/11 Plan
2009 4/15/09 Plan
2008 5/2/08 Plan
2007 5/4/07 Plan
2006 4/27/06 Plan
2005 5/4/05 Plan
2004 5/25/04 Plan
2003 12/16/03 Plan
2002 7/10/02 Plan
2001 8/1/01 Plan
2000 7/10/00 Plan