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Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro

700 N. Jefferson Ave
Goldsboro, Wayne County, North Carolina 27530

Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro serves Goldsboro.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro Phone: (919) 735-5650.

Closed: Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro (HACG) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from February 4, 2020, until February 6, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the HACG, "The purpose of the Mainstream Voucher Program is to provide rental assistance for non-elderly (18-61), low-income families with at least one verifiably disabled family member."

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed, but the following demographics were listed on the application. These may or may not be preferences:

  • Family is currently homeless (living outside or in a car; living in a shelter; living in a hotel/motel that is paid for by a nonprofit organization or a governmental institution; living in an institution for less than 90 days and was otherwise homeless before entering the institution)
  • In immediate danger of losing your primary nighttime residence AND have nowhere else to go and not enough resources to find other permanent housing
  • Previously experienced homelessness AND are currently participating in a permanent supportive housing program or rapid rehousing program
  • Transitioning out of institutional and/or other segregated setting
  • At serious risk of institutionalization

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

For more information, visit the HACG website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACG website, as of January 2, 2020.

Last Updated on 02/06/2020.

About Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro may be available by phone at (919) 735-5650. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/13/2020, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro 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 the City of Goldsboro Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro manages 229 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 220 3 6
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $452 $659 $305
Monthly Cost $99,545 $1,976 $1,828

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro

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 4% having issued approximately 51 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 91 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 $11,960 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% 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 67% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 50% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% 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.

46% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 94% 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 the City of Goldsboro Housing Choice Voucher program, 28% include at least one person with a disability. 41% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 90% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

32% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 31% with 3 or more bedrooms. 8% 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 the City of Goldsboro voucher holders in 2016 was $323 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $417. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $180.



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 the City of Goldsboro

Fairview Apartments

1725 Edgerton St
Goldsboro, North Carolina

Lincoln Apartments

1022A Lincoln Dr
Goldsboro, North Carolina

Woodcrest - Elmwood - Little Washington

717 Bain St
Goldsboro, North Carolina

West Haven Apartments

301 N Alabama Ave
Goldsboro, North Carolina