Housing Authority of the City of High Point

500 East Russell Avenue
High Point, Guilford County, North Carolina 27260
(336) 887-2661

Open today from 8:00am to 6:00pm.

Housing Authority of the City of High Point is a Public Housing Agency in High Point, North Carolina that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, and Family Self-sufficiency programs. As of June 18th, 2019, Housing Authority of the City of High Point has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the City of High Point serves High Point.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Indefinitely
High Point, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of the City of High Point Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of High Point (HACHP) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least 2015, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

High Point, NC is about 20 miles east of Winston-Salem, NC and 15 miles south of Greensboro, NC.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here. Scroll down to the "Helpful/Related Downloads" section, and select the appropriate application link.
  2. Pick up an application at the HACHA office, located at 500 East Russell Avenue, High Point, NC 27260, on Wednesdays only from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be dropped off at the HACHP office at the address above, during office hours.

The following documentation is required when applying: Birth certificates, social security cards, bank statements, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live or Work Locally or Working/Employed.

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

For more information, visit the HACHP Public Housing page here, or the HACHP 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) 887-2661.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/01/2019.

Other Housing Authority of the City of High Point Waiting Lists

Closed: High Point, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of High Point (HACHP) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting is currently closed. It was last open for three weeks in April, 2019; and before that in June, 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the application at the HAHCP on Wednesdays only.
  2. Pick up an application at the HAHCP.

Once the paper application was completed, it must have been dropped off at the HAHCP.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live, Work, or Attend School in the City of High Point, Veterans, Working/Employed, Displaced by Natural Disaster, Displaced by Government Action.

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

For more information, visit the HACHP Housing Choice Voucher page here, or the HACHP website here.

Last Updated on 06/03/2019.

About Housing Authority of the City of High Point

More information about Housing Authority of the City of High Point can be found on its website at http://www.hpha.net/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/30/-0001, Housing Authority of the City of High Point is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-6:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-6:00pm
Friday 8:00am-12:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the Housing Authority of the City of High Point Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of High Point manages 1,347 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
Vouchers 1,214 31 44 7 21 30
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $488 $359 $557 $339 $613 $441
Monthly Cost $592,939 $11,132 $24,522 $2,372 $12,873 $13,215

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of High Point

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 142 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 48 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $13,409 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 59% were extremely low income (ELI). 40% 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 55% 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, 61% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

53% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 51% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

87% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 84% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of High Point Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 30% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 73% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

13% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 48% with 3 or more bedrooms. 31% 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 High Point voucher holders in 2016 was $347 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $567. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $206.



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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