Valdese Housing Authority
1402 Lydia Avenue NW
Valdese, Burke County, NC


Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The Valdese Housing Authority (VHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The VHA offers one Public Housing community with 121 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the VHA the last three weeks of the month to apply in person, between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday. The VHA is located at 1402 Lydia Ave NW, Valdese, NC 28690.

Be sure to bring these documents with you when applying: 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 VHA can be reached by calling (828) 874-0098, during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Valdese Housing Authority administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 121 affordable rental units.

According to HUD, Valdese Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units.

Valdese Housing Authority is among the 45% of North Carolina housing authorities that only offer public housing. Section 8 assistance in its target area is administered by another nearby housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

As of the last set of publicly available data, Valdese Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 97. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. As of the last set of publicly available data, Falls Road Terrace/praley Heights has a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Valdese Housing Authority owns and manages 121 public housing units in 1 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Valdese Housing Authority is $255.00 compared to the state average of $246.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of North Carolina ranges from a low of $153.00 to a high of $422.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (, 2013)

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 Valdese Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 5/6/11 Plan
2008 6/2/08 Plan
2007 6/12/07 Plan
2006 10/24/06 Plan
2005 8/16/05 Plan
2004 8/2/04 Plan
2003 7/16/03 Plan
2002 6/18/02 Plan
2001 5/29/01 Plan
2000 8/17/00 Plan


Public Housing Projects


Public Housing Units

Small (50 - 249)

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Section 8 Size


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