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Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program

107 Johnston Street
Smithfield, Johnston County, North Carolina 27577

Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program is a Public Housing Agency in Smithfield, North Carolina that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program serves Johnston County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program Website: http://www.johnstonnc.com/mainpage.cfm?category_level_id=498.

Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program Phone: (919) 989-5070.

Closed: Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Johnston County Housing Authority (NC) has closed its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program; it was open from Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 1st, 2015.

Applications were print format and could only be submitted via mail, not in person.

You can check your your waiting list status here: http://www.johnstonnc.com/mainpage.cfm?category_level_id=991

Preferences nor how the waiting list will be determined have not been identified.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

About Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program

More information about Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program can be found on its website at http://www.johnstonnc.com/mainpage.cfm?category_level_id=498.

Representatives of Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program may be available by phone at (919) 989-5070. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status online at http://www.johnstonnc.com/mainpage.cfm?category_level_id=991.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/28/2020, it is not known if Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program 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 Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program manages 581 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
Vouchers 565 16
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $519 $973
Monthly Cost $293,345 $15,574

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program

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 88 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 62 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 $12,514 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 84% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% 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, 51% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% 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. 44% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

76% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 73% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 38% 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

4% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 42% with 2 bedrooms and 54% with 3 or more bedrooms. 49% 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 Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program voucher holders in 2016 was $298 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $595. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $152.



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.