Housing Authority of Winston-Salem

500 West 4th Street
Winston–Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina 27101

Housing Authority of Winston-Salem is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Housing Authority of Winston-Salem offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Forsyth County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Forsyth County, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Housing Authority of Winston-Salem Public Housing Closed

Other Housing Authority of Winston-Salem Waiting Lists

Closed: Forsyth County, North Carolina 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.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Forsyth County, North Carolina.

Last Updated on 05/30/2022.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Winston-Salem (HAWS) Public Housing waiting list is closed

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to visit a HAWS property to complete an application. 

This waiting list had preferences that were found on the application.

For more information, visit the HAWS website.

Last Updated on 12/06/2021.

About Housing Authority of Winston-Salem

More information about Housing Authority of Winston-Salem can be found on its website at https://haws.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of Winston-Salem may be available by phone at (336) 727-8500. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/06/2022, it is not known if Housing Authority of Winston-Salem 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 Housing Authority of Winston-Salem Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Winston-Salem manages 3,488 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 3,036 30 46 16 40 91 229
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $508 $433 $576 $542 $832 $368 $443
Monthly Cost $1,542,279 $13,001 $26,497 $8,677 $33,280 $33,518 $101,445

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Winston-Salem

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 7% having issued approximately 566 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 54 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $10,649 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% 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 53% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 65% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 12% 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.

62% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 60% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

93% 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 Housing Authority of Winston-Salem Housing Choice Voucher program, 13% include at least one person with a disability. 24% 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

14% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 48% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% 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 Housing Authority of Winston-Salem voucher holders in 2016 was $297 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $566. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $168.



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 Housing Authority of Winston-Salem

Azalea Terrace

100 Azalea Terrace Ct
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

The Oaks at Tenth

1205 E 10th St
Winston Salem, North Carolina

Piedmont Park

1114 E 29th St
Winston Salem, North Carolina

Cleveland Avenue Homes

1436 N Cleveland Ave
Winston Salem, North Carolina

Sunrise Towers

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

Crystal Towers

625 W 6th St
Winston Salem, North Carolina

Healy Drive Towers

3450 Healy Dr
Winston Salem, North Carolina

Town View Apartments

600 W 14th St
Winston Salem, North Carolina

Stoney Glen Apartments

3744 Stoney Glenn Dr
Winston Salem, North Carolina

Aster Park

1561 Lawrence Way
Winston Salem, North Carolina

Arbor Oaks, Phase III B

185 Willow Oak Dr
Winston Salem, North Carolina

Providence Place

1492 Gillcrest Dr
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of Winston-Salem

Alder's Point Senior Apartments

590 Mock St
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized