West Virginia Public Housing Waiting Lists

Housing Authority Wait List
Charleston/Kanawha Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of MorgantownOpen
Housing Authority of the City of WheelingOpen
Housing Authority of the City of HuntingtonOpen
Housing Authority of the City of ParkersburgOpen
Housing Authority of the City of MartinsburgOpen
Housing Authority of the City of Mount HopeOpen
Housing Authority of the City of WilliamsonOpen
Housing Authority of the City of FairmontNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of KeyserOpen
Housing Authority of the City of MoundsvilleOpen
Housing Authority of the City of GraftonOpen
Housing Authority of the City of BuckhannonOpen
Housing Authority of Benwood And McMechenOpen
Housing Authority of the City of BeckleyOpen
Housing Authority of the City of WeirtonOpen
Housing Authority of the City of Pt. PleasantOpen
Housing Authority of the City of BluefieldOpen
Housing Authority of the City of ElkinsOpen
Housing Authority of the City of St. AlbansOpen
Housing Authority of the City of South CharlestonOpen
Housing Authority of the City of DunbarOpen
Housing Authority of the City of SpencerOpen
Clarksburg-Harrison Regional Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of WestonOpen
Housing Authority of the City of PiedmontOpen
Housing Authority of the County of JacksonOpen
Housing Authority of Mingo CountyOpen
Housing Authority of Raleigh CountyOpen
Housing Authority of Boone CountyOpen
Housing Authority of the City of RomneyOpen

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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 West Virginia, 31 Public Housing Authorities operate 6,507 public housing rental units in 69 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 West Virginia, out of 31 housing authorities that operate at least one Public Housing complex, 1 housing authorities do not have even one public housing waiting list open and 30 have at least one of their public housing waiting lists open.