Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc.
318 Craven Street
New Bern, Craven County, NC


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc. Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 31st, 2016.

Please note: Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc. covers the Counties of Craven, Jones and Pamlico, NC.

The Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc. (TRO) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

To apply, download and print the pre-application online here.

Please note: The TRO website states, "the second page is not mandatory but if you opt not to complete it you must check the box stating so and sign and date the bottom."

Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be:

  1. Saved with the file name "FirstName_LastName" and emailed to TRO at
  2. Faxed to the TRO office at (252) 637-0507.
  3. Mailed to:
Twin Rivers Opportunities, Inc.
PO Box 1482
New Bern, NC  28563

There are no preferences.

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of the pre-application submission.

For more information, visit the TRO website, or call the office at (252) 637-3599.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc. administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 880 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc. is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc. 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, Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc. 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 2005 and a low score of 84 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in North Carolina is 80.83.

Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc. 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 Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc..

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2008 9/3/08 Plan
2007 9/6/07 Plan
2006 8/23/06 Plan
2005 10/4/05 Plan
2004 9/29/04 Plan
2003 3/20/03 Plan
2001 12/7/01 Plan