North Carolina Public Housing Waiting Lists

Housing Authority Wait List
Housing Authority of the City of WilmingtonOpen
Housing Authority of the City of RaleighOpen
Housing Authority of the City of CharlotteOpen
Housing Authority of the City of KinstonOpen
Housing Authority of the City of New BernOpen
Housing Authority of the City of High PointOpen
Housing Authority of the City of AshevilleOpen
Housing Authority of the City of ConcordOpen
Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Eastern Carolina Regional Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of GreensboroNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of Winston-SalemOpen
Durham Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of LumbertonOpen
Housing Authority of the City of GoldsboroNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of SalisburyNot Open
Redevelopment Commission of the Town of TarboroOpen
Housing Authority of the Town of LaurinburgOpen
Rocky Mount Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of WilsonOpen
Housing Authority of the County of WakeNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of GreenvilleOpen
Housing Authority of the Town of Mount AiryOpen
Mooresville Housing AuthorityOpen
Rockingham Housing AuthorityOpen
Elizabeth City Housing AuthorityOpen
Hendersonville Housing AuthorityOpen
Benson Housing AuthorityOpen
Star Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Programs of the Town of MurphyNot Open
Hertford Housing AuthorityOpen
Washington Housing AuthorityOpen
Spruce Pine Housing AuthorityOpen
City of Shelby, Department of HousingNot Open
Sanford Housing AuthorityOpen
Selma Housing AuthorityNot Open
Whiteville Housing AuthorityOpen
Lexington Housing AuthorityNot Open
Smithfield Housing AuthorityOpen
Troy Housing AuthorityOpen
Mount Gilead Housing AuthorityNot Open
Hot Springs Housing AuthorityNot Open
Town of Chapel Hill Department of HousingOpen
Fairmont Housing AuthorityOpen
Maxton Housing AuthorityOpen
Morganton Housing AuthorityOpen
Wadesboro Housing AuthorityOpen
Andrews Housing AuthorityOpen
Southern Pines Housing AuthorityOpen
Hamlet Housing AuthorityNot Open
Madison Housing AuthorityNot Open
Valdese Housing AuthorityOpen
City of Hickory Public Housing AuthorityOpen
Gastonia Housing AuthorityOpen
Mars Hill Housing AuthorityNot Open
The Graham Housing AuthorityNot Open
Roxboro Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the Town of BeaufortOpen
Waynesville Housing AuthorityNot Open
The New Randleman Housing AuthorityOpen
Kings Mountain Housing AuthorityNot Open
Monroe Housing AuthorityOpen
Burlington Housing AuthorityOpen
Robersonville Housing AuthorityOpen
The New Edenton Housing AuthorityNot Open
North Wilkesboro Housing AuthorityOpen
Lincolnton Housing AuthorityOpen
Thomasville Housing AuthorityOpen
Statesville Housing AuthorityOpen
Oxford Housing AuthorityOpen
Lenoir Housing AuthorityOpen
City of Albemarle Department of Public HousingOpen
Farmville Housing AuthorityOpen
Williamston Housing AuthorityOpen
Plymouth Housing AuthorityNot Open
Dunn Housing AuthorityOpen
Marshall Housing AuthorityNot Open
Asheboro Housing AuthorityOpen
Ayden Housing AuthorityOpen
Robeson County Housing AuthorityOpen
Ahoskie Housing AuthorityOpen
Mid-East Regional Housing AuthorityOpen
Belmont Housing AuthorityNot Open
Bladenboro Housing AuthorityOpen
Brevard Housing AuthorityOpen
Clarkton Housing AuthorityOpen
Elizabethtown Housing AuthorityOpen
Forest City Housing AuthorityOpen
The New Reidsville Housing AuthorityOpen
Rowan County Housing AuthorityOpen
Mount Olive Housing AuthorityOpen
Pembroke Housing AuthorityOpen
Roanoke Rapids Housing AuthorityNot Open
Roanoke-Chowan Regional Housing AuthorityOpen
City of Mount Holly, Dept. of HousingNot Open
Northwestern Regional Housing AuthorityNot Open
Princeville Housing AuthorityOpen
Vance County Housing AuthorityNot Open
Madison County Housing AuthorityOpen

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About Public Housing

Public housing is the oldest form of Federally assisted housing dating back to Roosevelt's New Deal in the late 1930's. Though the average citizen commonly refers to any government assisted housing as “public housing”, Public Housing is just one Federal housing program among many.

The Public Housing program is managed at the National level by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Federal subsidies provided under the program provide for the development and construction of the housing and the ongoing operations. Any resident in a Public Housing unit has a rent that is determined by their income. The Federal operating subsidy for each property offsets the portion of a resident's rent that is above what they can afford.

Public Housing communities are owned and operated locally by Public Housing Authorities (PHA). There are currently 9,666 Public Housing communities in the United States containing 1,170,246 rental units. These properties are operated by 3,136 different Public Housing Authorities across America.

In North Carolina, 99 Public Housing Authorities operate 35,818 public housing rental units in 389 apartment buildings or communities.

Often, Public Housing is oversubscribed and there aren't enough apartments to serve every low income renter in need. In these cases, a PHA will create a public housing waiting list. Interested renters apply to the housing authority that manages the public housing apartment property they are interested in living in. The renters name is placed on a waiting list and when the next rent subsidized public housing unit comes available, the property manager will select the first name on the waiting list.

In North Carolina, out of 99 housing authorities that operate at least one Public Housing complex, 24 housing authorities do not have even one public housing waiting list open and 75 have at least one of their public housing waiting lists open.