About Asheboro Housing Authority

The Asheboro Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Asheboro, North Carolina.

The Asheboro Housing Authority serves Asheboro.

Asheboro Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Asheboro Housing Authority (AHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The AHA offers one Public Housing community with 200 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the AHA to pick up an application, located at 338 W Wainman Ave., Asheboro, NC 27203, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, the AHA can be reached by calling (336) 629-4146, during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 06/26/2015.

About the Asheboro Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Asheboro Housing Authority manages 728 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 692 19 17
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $357 $804 $276
Monthly Cost $246,847 $15,283 $4,693

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Asheboro Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 21% having issued approximately 35 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 28 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $10,915 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 75% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 51% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

46% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 43% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

42% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 37% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Asheboro Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 45% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 64% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

45% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 24% with 3 or more bedrooms. 3% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Asheboro Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $254 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $487. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $150.

1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.