Housing Authority of the City of Williston
1801 8th Avenue W
Williston, Williams County, ND

701-572-2006

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

The Housing Authority of the City of Williston (HACW) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely.


There are two ways to obtain a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher application:
1. Visit the HACW in person to pick up an application, located at 1801 8th Avenue W. Apartment 50, Williston, North Dakota 58801, during normal office hours.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling (701) 572-2006 during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. 

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

The HACW does have a preference for applicants who are elderly/disabled individuals.

For more information, the HACW can be reached by calling 701-572-2006 during normal office hours.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The Housing Authority of the City of Williston (HACW) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


The HACW offers one public housing community with 126 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to obtain a public housing application:
1. Visit the HACW to pick up an application, located at 1801 8th Avenue W. Apartment 50, Williston, North Dakota 58801, during normal office hours.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling (701) 572-2006 during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. 

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

The HACW does have a preference for applicants who are elderly/disabled individuals.

For more information the HACW can be reached by calling (701) 572-2006 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Williston administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 126 affordable rental units. It also administers 81 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Williston 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 Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the City of Williston between Public Housing Units (61%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (39%) to that of all housing authorities in North Dakota, Housing Authority of the City of Williston has a larger 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 Dakota.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 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, Housing Authority of the City of Williston scored an average of 73 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 85 in 2009 and a low score of 54 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in North Dakota is 79.43.

Housing Authority of the City of Williston has an average score that is less than the average North Dakota 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 (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

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, Housing Authority of the City of Williston manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 79. 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, Norpark has a passing score.

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

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 Housing Authority of the City of Williston.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 1/20/10 Plan
2009 12/17/08 Plan
2008 11/19/07 Plan
2007 11/17/06 Plan
2006 3/7/06 Plan
2005 12/31/05 Plan
2004 12/15/03 Plan
2003 3/5/03 Plan
2002 12/31/01 Plan
2001 9/25/01 Plan