About Greensboro Housing Authoity

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

The Greensboro Housing Authoity serves Guilford County and Greensboro.

Greensboro Housing Authoity Waiting Lists

Guilford County, North Carolina Section 8 PBV Near-Elderly and Elderly: Open Now

The Greensboro Housing Authority (GHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list applications for near-elderly and elderly (55+) households. This waiting list opened on February 10, 2017, and is open indefinitely.

To apply, complete the online application here.

For more information, read the GHA public noticevisit the GHA website, or call the office at (336) 275-8501.


IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. The Section 8 Project-Based Voucher program operates similarly to Public Housing, in which tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site.

Summary

  • What: Greensboro Housing Authoity Project Based Voucher Opening
  • How To Apply:
  • Preferences For: The Elderly.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 02/20/2017.

Guilford County, North Carolina Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Greensboro Housing Authority (GHA) covers Guilford County, NC, with the exception of the City of High Point.

The Greensboro Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from October 2014 to August 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. General public applicants could complete the online application. 
  2. Households whose head of household or spouse is non-elderly (61 years old or younger) and disabled could complete a specialized online application.

For more information, visit the GHA website, or call the office at (336) 275-8501.

Last Updated on 02/10/2017.

Public Housing Family: Closed

The Greensboro Housing Authority (GHA) is not accepting Public Housing applications for families at this time.

For more information, visit the GHA website, or call the office at (336) 275-8501.

Last Updated on 02/20/2017.


About the Greensboro Housing Authoity Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Greensboro Housing Authoity manages 4,087 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 2,139 76 104 114 22 115 342
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $436 $385 $612 $427 $552 $347 $383
Monthly Cost $931,859 $29,287 $63,610 $48,695 $12,133 $39,857 $130,939

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.


Public Housing Operated by Greensboro Housing Authoity

200 Wind Hill Ct
Windhill Apts is a 60 unit low income housing apartment community in Greensboro.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Greensboro.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
1812 Hudgins Dr
Smith Homes is a 430 unit low income housing apartment community in Greensboro.
1312 Ogden St
Hampton Homes is a 179 unit low income housing apartment community in Greensboro.
200 Doak St
Hampton Homes is a 109 unit low income housing apartment community in Greensboro.
2700 Buchanan Rd
Claremont Courts is a 250 unit low income housing apartment community in Greensboro.

Affordable Apartments near Greensboro Housing Authoity

830 W. Market St
Cascades Grandview is a low income housing apartment community that provides St.-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Greensboro.
301 Southridge Rd
Arc Hds Guilford Co Gh 4 is a 6 unit low income housing apartment community in Jamestown.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
2101 N Wilpar Dr
Anointed Acres Housing Development is a 59 unit low income housing apartment community in Greensboro.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units