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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), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA), and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs. As of April 8th, 2020, City of Hickory Public Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The West Hickory Apartments Elderly and Disabled Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on April 30th, 2020.

City of Hickory Public Housing Authority serves Hickory.

City of Hickory Public Housing Authority also serves within five miles surrounding the territorial boundaries of the Hickory city limits.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
West Hickory Apartments Elderly and Disabled Open Now
Hickory, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open City of Hickory Public Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

City of Hickory Public Housing Authority Website: http://hickoryhousing.org/.

City of Hickory Public Housing Authority Phone: (828) 328-5373.

Open Now: West Hickory Apartments Elderly and Disabled Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List

The City of Hickory Public Housing Authority (CHPHA) waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom Elderly and Disabled apartments at West Hickory Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from March 2, 2020 at 9:00 am, until April 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm ET.

To apply during the opening period, applications will be accepted at the CHPHA main office in the Nu-Dimensions Building, located at 841 South Center St; Hickory NC 28602, between the hours of 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm from Monday to Thursday. 

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the CHPHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Independent Tribune, as of February 27, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Hickory, North Carolina.

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.

Last Updated on 03/02/2020.

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. Applications were last accepted from December 10, 2019, until February 28, 2020. 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 at the CHPHA office; on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Elderly/Disabled (2 points)
  • Households that contribute to meeting income goals (broad range of incomes) (2 points)
  • Households that contribute to meeting income requirements (targeting) (2 points)
  • Victims of reprisals or hate crimes (2 points)
  • Victims of domestic violence (spousal/child abuse) (1 point)

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the CHPHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the CHPHA website, a CHPHA representative, and the Mooresville Tribune, as of November 20, 2019.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Hickory, North Carolina.

Last Updated on 02/28/2020.

About City of Hickory Public Housing Authority

More information about City of Hickory Public Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://hickoryhousing.org/.

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.

Open today from 8:30am to 12:15pm ET.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am-12:15pm
Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 04/08/2020, 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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, City of Hickory Public Housing Authority manages 368 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 307 6 30 7 18
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $401 $461 $494 $612 $291
Monthly Cost $123,085 $2,767 $14,818 $4,283 $5,237

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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