About Gastonia Housing Authority

The Gastonia Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Gastonia, North Carolina.

The Gastonia Housing Authority serves Gastonia.

Gastonia Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Gastonia Housing Authority (GHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The GHA offers four Public Housing communities:
1. Cameron Courts is a community for families and senior/disabled individuals.
1305 N. Weldon St., Gastonia, NC

2. Weldon Heights is a community for families and senior/disabled individuals.
105 N. Weldon St., Gastonia, NC

3. Moutainview is a community for families and senior/disabled individuals.
425 Edwin St., Gastonia, NC

4. Linwood Terrace is a community dedicated to senior individuals only.
1612 Conrad St., Gastonia, NC

To apply for Public Housing, download the application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the community you would like to apply to.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the GHA website at http://www.ghanc.org, or by calling 704-864-6771 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Gastonia Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Online Application at .
      • Note: If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer/device, or one at a local library.
    • In Person Application

Last Updated on 06/26/2015.

Gastonia Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Gastonia Housing Authority (GHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for ten days in July 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Gastonia, NC is about 20 miles west of Charlotte, NC.

In 2015, there were two ways to apply:
  1. Download the online application, then print and complete.
  2. Visit the GHA to pick up an application.
Once the application has been completed, it must have been:
  1. Mailed to PO Box 2398, Gastonia, NC 28053.
  2. Hand delivered to the address listed above, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.
  3. Emailed to S8@ghanc.org.

More information can be found by visiting the GHA website at http://www.ghanc.org, or by calling 704-864-6771 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Last Updated on 08/06/2015.


About the Gastonia Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Gastonia Housing Authority manages 1,273 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 Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,116 1 57 99
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $426 $351 $866 $350
Monthly Cost $475,710 $351 $49,365 $34,610

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Gastonia 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 15% having issued approximately 82 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 10 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 2.3 persons and has a household income of $13,037 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% 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 68% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 55% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% 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.

51% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

77% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 75% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Gastonia Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 39% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 44% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

23% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 45% with 2 bedrooms and 31% with 3 or more bedrooms. 25% 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 Gastonia Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $325 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $488. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $152.



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 Operated by Gastonia Housing Authority

1261 N Weldon St
Weldon Heights is a 191 unit low income housing apartment community in Gastonia.
405 Southside Ave
Mt View is a 109 unit low income housing apartment community in Gastonia.
1501 Conrad Ave
Linwood Terrace is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Gastonia.
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Affordable Apartments near Gastonia Housing Authority

1001 Farewell Drive
Stonecroft Village Apartments is a 72 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-4 bedroom apartments for rent in Gastonia.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
2250 Baltic St
Wnc Community Homes 5 is a 7 unit low income housing apartment community in Gastonia.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities
1400 Paige Ct
Village Square Apartments is a 150 unit low income housing apartment community in Gastonia.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance