City of Hickory Public Housing Authority

841 S Center Street
Hickory, Catawba County, North Carolina 28602

City of Hickory Public Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Hickory, North Carolina that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 18th, 2019, City of Hickory Public Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

City of Hickory Public Housing Authority serves Hickory.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Hickory, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open City of Hickory Public Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

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.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (828)328-5373.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/26/2015.

Other City of Hickory Public Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Hickory, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

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 City of Hickory Public Housing Authority

Representatives of City of Hickory Public Housing Authority may be available by phone at (828) 328-5373. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/18/2019, it is not known if City of Hickory Public Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, City of Hickory Public Housing Authority manages 375 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 VASH
Vouchers 315 7 34 4 15
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $392 $471 $379 $868 $393
Monthly Cost $123,475 $3,300 $12,874 $3,471 $5,900

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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