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Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority

1000 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina 28302

Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of March 2nd, 2021, Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Fayetteville.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance Closed

Open Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority 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.

Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority Website: http://www.fayettevillemetrohousingauthority.org/.

Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority Phone: (910) 483-3648.

COVID-19 Update: Affordable Housing Online has not yet confirmed if this waiting list is still open. As of March 18, 2020, the Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority website says:

"The U.S. President and North Carolina Governor have declared a State of Emergency due to the Coronavirus 2019 (a.k.a. "COVID-19"). In response, to the COVID-19 and to minimize exposure our office will be temporarily:
Closed to the Public
Effective Immediately Through April 17, 2020
PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE...or Mail our office with any changes that you may have!"

More information can be found here.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority (FMHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, from February 28, 2018, until further notice.

To apply, pick up an application at the Old Wilmington Road Neighborhood Resource Center, located at 229 Lincoln Drive, Fayetteville NC 28301, on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm ET.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address above, on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.

The following documentation is required with the application: Birth certificates and Social Security Cards for all households members, and photo IDs for all adult (18+) household members.

For more information, visit the FMHA Public Housing page here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (910) 483-3648.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/26/2020.

Other Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority (FMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

As of February 2015, there are more than 500 households currently on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the FMHA Section 8 page here.

Last Updated on 12/05/2018.

Closed: Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority (FMHA) is not accepting Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance waiting list applications at this time.

For more information, visit the FMHA Developments page here.

Last Updated on 12/05/2018.

About Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority

More information about Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.fayettevillemetrohousingauthority.org/.

Representatives of Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority may be available by phone at (910) 483-3648. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/02/2021, it is not known if Fayetteville Metropolitan 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 Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 1,930 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 VASH
Vouchers 1,494 2 21 189
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $558 $305 $811 $515
Monthly Cost $833,643 $609 $17,027 $97,295

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Fayetteville Metropolitan 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 9% having issued approximately 215 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 28 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $10,629 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 28% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 64% 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, 61% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% 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.

54% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 52% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

94% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 89% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 30% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 81% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

9% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 58% with 3 or more bedrooms. 37% 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 Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $250 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $622. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $143.



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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority

Grove View Terrace I and II

1 Grove View Ter
Fayetteville, North Carolina

Melvin Place - Point Place

334 Point Pl
Fayetteville, North Carolina

Holland Homes

3053 Enterprise Ave
Fayetteville, North Carolina

3025 Akron Dr

3025 Akron Dr
Hope Mills, North Carolina

Curtis Lane Alfred Street

422 Alfred St
Fayetteville, North Carolina

Bunce East ( Hickory Ridge )

1257 Beebe Estate Cir
Fayetteville, North Carolina