Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem

500 West Fourth Street, Suite 300
Winston–Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina 27101

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

Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem serves Forsyth County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Forsyth County, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Other Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem Waiting Lists

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

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Winston-Salem (HAWS) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for four days in February 2018; and before that in April 2010, and in 2004. 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.

There were no preferences.

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

For more information, visit the HAWS website, or call the office at (336) 727-8500.

Last Updated on 04/22/2018.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

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

To apply, 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, or call the office at (336) 727-8500.

Last Updated on 08/21/2018.

About Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem

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

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City 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 11/14/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City 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 the City of Winston-Salem Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem manages 3,910 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 3,375 42 54 20 34 111 274
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $504 $473 $681 $481 $704 $378 $446
Monthly Cost $1,701,335 $19,847 $36,759 $9,625 $23,923 $41,923 $122,225

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


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Public Housing Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem

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Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized