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Housing Authority of the County of Wake

100 Shannon Drive
Zebulon, Wake County, North Carolina 27597

Housing Authority of the County of Wake is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Public Housing Homeownership, and Family Self-Sufficiency programs.

Housing Authority of the County of Wake serves Wake County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Wake County, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Housing Authority of the County of Wake Public Housing Closed

Other Housing Authority of the County of Wake 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 County of Wake Phone: (919) 269-6404.

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

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Wake (HACW) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the HACW website here.

Last Updated on 01/17/2019.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Wake (HACW) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 06/26/2015.

About Housing Authority of the County of Wake

Representatives of Housing Authority of the County of Wake may be available by phone at (919) 269-6404. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of February 28th, 2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of the County of Wake is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 09/19/2018, Housing Authority of the County of Wake is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of the County of Wake Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the County of Wake manages 469 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 Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 70 3 44 7 7 244 94
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $623 $367 $835 $736 $4,153 $439 $547
Monthly Cost $43,601 $1,100 $36,718 $5,151 $29,071 $107,204 $51,404

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the County of Wake

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 9% having issued approximately 62 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 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 4 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $12,468 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% 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 56% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 46% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 36% 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.

38% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 33% of households with children have a female head of household. 60% of all households were headed by a female.

80% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 78% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the County of Wake Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 42% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 75% 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, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 33% with 3 or more bedrooms. 28% 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 County of Wake voucher holders in 2016 was $313 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $789. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $150.



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 County of Wake

Wake Co Ha

107 Lynch St
Apex, North Carolina

Wake Co Ha

301 Southwood Ct
Wendell, North Carolina

Massey Apartments

701 N Wingate St
Wake Forest, North Carolina