Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program
Post Office Box 1515
Smithfield, Johnston County, NC


Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Opening Soon

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The Johnston County Housing Authority (NC) will be opening its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program on Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 1st, 2015.

Application (PDF) can be found here:

The Housing Authority will only accept applications by mail, not in person. 

More information about the application may be obtained by visiting the Housing Authority office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or calling 919-989-5070.  The office is located near the Johnston County Courthouse at 107 Johnston Street, Smithfield, NC.

You can check your your waiting list status here:

Preferences nor how the waiting list will be determined have not been identified.

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 619 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program is among the 22% of North Carolina housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 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, Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program scored an average of 98 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2001 and a low score of 88 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in North Carolina is 80.83.

Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program 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 (, 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 Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2008 4/24/08 Plan
2007 4/19/07 Plan
2006 4/14/06 Plan
2005 6/8/05 Plan
2004 11/16/04 Plan
2003 6/10/03 Plan
2002 5/2/02 Plan
2001 6/21/01 Plan
2000 7/11/00 Plan


Section 8 Vouchers

No units

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Section 8

Program Type

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