About City of Hickory Public Housing Authority

The City of Hickory Public Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Hickory, North Carolina.

The City of Hickory Public Housing Authority serves Hickory.

City of Hickory Public Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The City of Hickory Public Housing Authority (CHPHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The CHPHA offers two Public Housing communities with 311 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the CHPHA to fill out an application in person, located at 841 S Center Street, Hickory, NC, between the hours of 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Be sure to bring these documents with you when applying: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The CHPHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: employed, elderly, or victim of domestic violence.

More information can be found by visiting the CHPHA website at http://hickoryhousing.org, or by calling 828-328-5373, between the hours of 8:30 am until 5:00 pm Monday-Thursday, and 8:30 am until 12:30 pm on Fridays.

Summary

  • What: City of Hickory Public Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • In Person Application

Last Updated on 06/26/2015.

Hickory, North Carolina Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The City of Hickory Public Housing Authority (CHPHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in May 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete an application in person.

There are no preferences.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the CHPHA website, or call the office at (828) 328-5373.

Last Updated on 01/30/2017.


About the City of Hickory Public Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the City of Hickory Public Housing Authority manages 429 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out
Vouchers 381 12 30 6
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $392 $409 $475 $610
Monthly Cost $149,472 $4,910 $14,252 $3,662

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for City of Hickory Public 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 18% having issued approximately 23 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 18 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 $12,512 per year. 88% of households were very low income (VLI) and 55% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% 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 62% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% 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, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

47% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.

60% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 53% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the City of Hickory Public Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 29% 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

18% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 46% with 2 bedrooms and 36% with 3 or more bedrooms. 30% 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 City of Hickory Public Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $314 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $500. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $162.



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.


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