Kinston Housing Authority

608 N Queen Street
Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina 28501

Kinston Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Kinston, North Carolina that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Kinston Housing Authority serves Kinston.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Kinston, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Unknown

Other Kinston Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Kinston, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Kinston Housing Authority (KHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 1, 2019 until August 19, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Kinston, NC is located about 75 miles southeast of Raleigh, NC.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application from one of many locations in Kinston, NC.

Once the application was completed, it must have been mailed and postmarked no later than Monday, August 19, 2019.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed, but were listed on the application.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery. According to KHA " The lottery will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at KHA's Central Office. Applicants need not attend the lottery as they will be notified in writing if they have been placed on the waiting list."

For more information, contact the Kinston Housing Authority.

Last Updated on 10/01/2019.

Unknown: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 07/30/2019.

About Kinston Housing Authority

Representatives of Kinston Housing Authority may be available by phone at (252) 523-1195. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/20/2019, it is not known if Kinston Housing Authority 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 Kinston Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Kinston Housing Authority manages 632 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 614 3 10 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $406 $334 $504 $1,106
Monthly Cost $249,013 $1,001 $5,040 $5,532

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Kinston Housing Authority

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 8% having issued approximately 81 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 28 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $12,016 per year. 88% of households were very low income (VLI) and 62% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% 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 67% 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, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% 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.

54% of households included children, 0% of which had two adults in the household. 53% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

93% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 93% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Kinston Housing Authority 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. 79% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

15% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 53% with 3 or more bedrooms. 32% 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 Kinston Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $317 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $496. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $233.



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 Operated by Kinston Housing Authority

Mitchell Wooten

1A Mitchell Wooten Ct
Kinston, NC

John C. Hood Homes

501 Emmanuel St
Kinston, NC
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