Durham Housing Authority

330 E Main Street
Durham, Durham County, North Carolina 27701

Durham Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Durham, North Carolina that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 15th, 2019, Durham Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Project-Based Rental Assistance Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Durham Housing Authority serves Durham County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Project-Based Rental Assistance Open Until Further Notice
Durham County, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Durham Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Durham Housing Authority (DHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete an application at a community with an open waiting list. Community information can be found here.

For more information, visit the DHA website, or call the office at (919) 683-1551.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (919)683-1551.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/17/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Project-Based Rental Assistance Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Durham Housing Authority (DHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance waiting list applications until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

Please note: This is NOT the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.

To apply, complete an application at a community with an open waiting list. Community information can be found here.

For more information, visit the DHA website, or call the office at (919) 683-1551.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via .

Last Updated on 08/17/2018.

Other Durham Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Durham County, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Durham Housing Authority (DHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. from August 20, 2018 at 9:00 am until August 26, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET. It was last open for one week in August, 2018; and before that in September, 2016, and in June, 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally, Those Terminated from Assistance Due to Lack of Funding, Current PHA Residents, and Those Displaced by Government Action.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the DHA website, or call the office at (919) 683-1551.

Last Updated on 10/20/2018.

About Durham Housing Authority

More information about Durham Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.durhamhousingauthority.org/.

Representatives of Durham Housing Authority may be available by phone at (919) 683-1551. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/15/2019, it is not known if Durham 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 Durham Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Durham Housing Authority manages 2,702 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 2,325 19 56 111 191
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $669 $543 $782 $592 $608
Monthly Cost $1,554,382 $10,311 $43,805 $65,666 $116,040

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Durham 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 11% having issued approximately 233 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 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 25 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $13,884 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 58% 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, 57% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% 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.

52% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 50% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

96% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 93% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Durham Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 36% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 78% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

28% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 39% with 3 or more bedrooms. 13% 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 Durham Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $354 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $643. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $140.



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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