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Economic Improvement Council, Inc.

712 Virginia Road
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina 27932

Economic Improvement Council, Inc. is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Family Self-Sufficiency programs.

Economic Improvement Council, Inc. serves Camden County, Chowan County, Currituck County, Dare County, Gates County, Hyde County, Pasquotank County, Perquimans County, Tyrrell County and Washington County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Camden, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington County, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Pasquotank and Chowan County, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Economic Improvement Council, Inc. Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some 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, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Economic Improvement Council, Inc. Website: https://eicca.org/.

Economic Improvement Council, Inc. Phone: (252) 482-4459.

Closed: Camden, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington County, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Economic Improvement Council, Inc. (EIC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Camden, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington County is currently closed. Applications were last accepted for one day on January 16, 2020. 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: Currently live in the county being applied to.

It is not known how selected applicants were placed on the waiting list.

The waiting list closed after 1,000 applications were received.

For more information, visit the EIC Section 8 page, or the EIC website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Camden, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington County, North Carolina.

Last Updated on 01/17/2020.

Closed: Pasquotank and Chowan County, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Economic Improvement Council, Inc. (EIC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Pasquotank and Chowan County County is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the EIC Section 8 page, or the EIC website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Pasquotank and Chowan County, North Carolina.

Last Updated on 01/16/2020.

About Economic Improvement Council, Inc.

More information about Economic Improvement Council, Inc. can be found on its website at https://eicca.org/.

Representatives of Economic Improvement Council, Inc. may be available by phone at (252) 482-4459. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 8:30am to 5:00pm ET.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 12/18/2018, Economic Improvement Council, Inc. is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

More Information About the EIC Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Here.

  


About the Economic Improvement Council, Inc. Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Economic Improvement Council, Inc. manages 1,131 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 Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 1,114 1 16
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $458 $370 $774
Monthly Cost $509,733 $370 $12,387

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Economic Improvement Council, Inc.

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 20% having issued approximately 60 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 14 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 $12,451 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 37% 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

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% 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.

55% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 54% of households with children have a female head of household. 90% of all households were headed by a female.

77% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 76% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Economic Improvement Council, Inc. Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 54% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

7% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 55% with 3 or more bedrooms. 42% 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 Economic Improvement Council, Inc. voucher holders in 2016 was $314 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $534. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $168.



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.