Greensboro Housing Authoity

450 N Church Street
Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina 27401

Greensboro Housing Authoity is a Public Housing Agency in Greensboro, North Carolina that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 17th, 2019, Greensboro Housing Authoity has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Guilford County, North Carolina General Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Greensboro, North Carolina Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Greensboro Housing Authoity serves Guilford County but does not serve High Point.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Guilford County, North Carolina General Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Greensboro, North Carolina Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Guilford County, North Carolina Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Greensboro Housing Authoity Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Guilford County, North Carolina General Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Greensboro Housing Authority (GHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from May 1, 2019 at 8:30 am ET, until further notice. 

To apply, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Reside in GHA's jurisdiction.

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

For more information, visit the GHA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (336) 271-3368.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/14/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Greensboro Housing Authority (GHA) Section 8 Project Based Voucher waiting list is currently open, from May 1, 2019 at 8:30 am ET, until further notice. 

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Reside in GHA's jurisdiction.

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

For more information, visit the GHA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (336) 271-3368.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 05/01/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Greensboro, North Carolina Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Greensboro Housing Authority (GHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, from May 1, 2019 at 8:30 am ET, until further notice. 

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Reside in GHA's jurisdiction.

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

For more information, visit the GHA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (336) 271-3368.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/01/2019.

Other Greensboro Housing Authoity Waiting Lists

Closed: Guilford County, North Carolina Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 08/14/2019.

About Greensboro Housing Authoity

More information about Greensboro Housing Authoity can be found on its website at http://www.gha-nc.org/.

Representatives of Greensboro Housing Authoity may be available by phone at (336) 275-8501. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/17/2019, it is not known if Greensboro Housing Authoity 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 Greensboro Housing Authoity Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Greensboro Housing Authoity manages 4,712 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 2,169 66 101 117 33 73 350
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $466 $399 $585 $411 $461 $356 $406
Monthly Cost $1,011,205 $26,347 $59,083 $48,130 $15,207 $25,988 $142,083

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Greensboro Housing Authoity

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 10% having issued approximately 431 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 19 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $12,203 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% 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 68% 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, 50% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 25% 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.

42% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 39% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

94% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 90% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Greensboro Housing Authoity Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 44% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 66% 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, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 36% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 Greensboro Housing Authoity voucher holders in 2016 was $307 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $587. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $117.



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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