Rowan County Housing Authority
310 Long Meadow Drive
Salisbury, Rowan County, NC


Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Rowan County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 20th, 2015.

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The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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 Status : Open

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

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

The RCHA offers three Public Housing communities with 192 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply: Visit the RCHA to pick up an application, located at 310 Long Meadow Dr., Salisbury, NC 28147, during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above on Tuesdays only, between the hours of 8:30 am until 11:00 am, and 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

Be sure to include these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, the RCHA can be reached by calling (704) 633-8380, during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Rowan County Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 192 affordable rental units. It also administers 633 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Rowan County Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Rowan County Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (23%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (77%) to that of all housing authorities in North Carolina, Rowan County Housing Authority has a smaller 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 (, 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, Rowan County Housing Authority scored an average of 78 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 95 in 2009 and a low score of 54 in 2004. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in North Carolina is 80.83.

Rowan County Housing Authority has an average score that is less 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 Rowan County Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2008 8/13/08 Plan
2007 9/7/07 Plan
2006 8/11/06 Plan
2005 12/28/05 Plan
2004 10/21/04 Plan
2003 2/25/04 Plan
2002 8/5/02 Plan
2001 10/12/01 Plan
2000 11/21/00 Plan