The Graham Housing Authority
109 E Hill Street
Graham, Alamance County, NC


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

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

The The Graham Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed.

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 The Graham Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update June 26th, 2015.

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

The GHA offers one Public Housing community with 170 units with families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for Public Housing, visit the GHA to pick up an application, located at 109 East Hill St., Graham, NC 27253, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed to P.O. Box 88, Graham, NC 27253, or hand delivered to the address listed above.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the GHA website at, or by calling 336-229-7041, during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The The Graham Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 170 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,005 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, The Graham 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 The Graham Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (14%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (86%) to that of all housing authorities in North Carolina, The Graham 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, The Graham Housing Authority scored an average of 91 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 72 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in North Carolina is 80.83.

The Graham 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 (, 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 The Graham Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 11/21/11 Plan
2011 12/29/10 Plan
2008 11/30/07 Plan
2007 2/2/07 Plan
2006 1/13/06 Plan
2005 12/21/04 Plan
2004 12/1/03 Plan
2003 11/26/02 Plan
2002 3/19/02 Plan
2001 2/23/01 Plan
2000 5/10/00 Plan