Housing Authority of Winston-Salem

This housing agency serves Forsyth County and High Point, North Carolina.

Waiting List
Closed: Forsyth County, North Carolina Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Closed: Brown School Apartments Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Closed: Multiple Properties Public Housing Waiting List Learn More

Closed: Forsyth County, North Carolina Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Winston-Salem (HAWS) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The HACWS last accepted Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list from November 30, 2021 until December 2, 2021. 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:

  • Any family that has been previously terminated from its HCV program due to insufficient program funding. 
  • Families that have been displaced from Public Housing due to actions of the PHA involving redevelopment and disposition or demolition of Public Housing.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HAWS website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAWS public notice on November 29, 2021.

Closed: Brown School Apartments Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Winston-Salem (HAWS) last accepted Section 8 Project Based Voucher waiting list for Brown School Apartments for one day only on September 12, 2023. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply while the waitlist was open, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preference: Families who were relocated or are scheduled to be relocated out of the Cleveland Avenue Homes public housing community and are applying to the PBV development as a returning family.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HAWS website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAWS public notice on September 14, 2023.

Closed: Multiple Properties Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem (HAWS) Public Housing waiting list for Camden Station, The Oaks at Tenth, Stoney Glen, Townview and Cleveland Avenue Homes apartments is closed.

The HAWS is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of  April 27, 2022, until May 16, 2022.

The HAWS states "Public Notice will be provided when HAWS re-opens the Waiting List for these specific communities."

During the opening period, applicants were to complete an online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit HAWS website.

Sources: This information was verified by HAWS public notice on August 4, 2022.

About The Agency

Housing Authority of Winston-Salem provides affordable housing for up to 6,503 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

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

500 West 4th Street, Winston–Salem, NC

Visit Website(336) 727-8500

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How large is the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem?

Housing Authority of Winston-Salem serves 4,705 low-income households. The agency manages 4,764 Housing Choice Vouchers and 1,323 public housing units.

What are the incomes of residents served by the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem?

Extremely low-income (ELI) renters, earning less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), make up 77 percent of households served by Housing Authority of Winston-Salem. Very low-income renters earn less than 50% AMI, and are 95 percent of Housing Authority of Winston-Salem households.

How many Housing Authority of Winston-Salem residents are employed?

Working adults head 1,317 households and make up 28 percent of households served by Housing Authority of Winston-Salem.

How many female-headed renter households are served by the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem?

There are 3764 female-headed renter households living in Housing Authority of Winston-Salem housing. Households headed by females are 80% of those served by the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem.

What racial and ethnic groups are found among Housing Authority of Winston-Salem renters?

Black 4,140
White 376
Hispanic 141

How many senior-headed renter households are served by Housing Authority of Winston-Salem?

There are 1129 households headed by seniors served by the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem. Senior households are 24% of households in Housing Authority of Winston-Salem housing.

How many households headed by persons with disabilities live in Housing Authority of Winston-Salem housing?

There are 893 persons with disabilities living in Housing Authority of Winston-Salem housing. Persons with disabilities are the head of 19% of households served by the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem.

How does HUD rate the performance of the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem?

The Housing Authority of Winston-Salem is rated as a standard performer by HUD.

HUD rates the performance of Public Housing Agencies. The department looks at physical condition of properties, financial condition, management operations, and use of Public Housing Capital Funds for improvements.

How often does Housing Authority of Winston-Salem open new waiting lists?

Housing Authority of Winston-Salem’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list was last opened on November 30, 2021 and closed on December 2, 2021.

Public Housing Communities Managed by Housing Authority of Winston-Salem

Alder's Point Senior Apartments

590 Mock St, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27127

Providence Place

1492 Gillcrest Dr, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27127

Willows Peake

850 Mock St, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27127

Arbor Oaks, Phase III B

185 Willow Oak Dr, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27105

Healy Drive Towers

3450 Healy Dr, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103

Town View Apartments

600 W 14th St, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27105

Stoney Glen Apartments

3744 Stoney Glenn Dr, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27107

Aster Park

1561 Lawrence Way, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27105

Sunrise Towers

801 N Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27101

Crystal Towers

625 W 6th St, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27101

Piedmont Park

1114 E 29th St, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27105

Cleveland Avenue Homes

1436 N Cleveland Ave, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27105

The Oaks at Tenth

1205 E 10th St, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27101

Azalea Terrace

100 Azalea Terrace Ct, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27105