Kinston Housing Authority

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

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

Kinston Housing Authority offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Lenoir County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Lenoir County, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Kinston Housing Authority Public Housing Unknown

Other Kinston Housing Authority Waiting Lists

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

The Kinston Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The KHA last accepted applications from May 2, 2022 until May 20, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up the application from one of the KHA locations listed on the public notice.

Once the application was completed, it was postmarked and mailed no later than May 20, 2022 to the KHA. Applicants were reminded that no applications were accepted at any Kinston Housing Authority office, but were accepted by the US Post Office mail only.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the KHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the KHA public notice on April 22, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

Last Updated on 05/20/2022.

Unknown: 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

Phone: (252) 523-1195.

HCV Portability Status

As of September 24th, 2022, 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.

As of September 24th, 2022, Kinston Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. 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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Kinston Housing Authority manages 709 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, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 689 2 9 9
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $441 $162 $432 $1,025
Monthly Cost $303,674 $324 $3,887 $9,222

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 Apartments Operated by Kinston Housing Authority

Mitchell Wooten

1A Mitchell Wooten Ct
Kinston, North Carolina

John C. Hood Homes

501 Emmanuel St
Kinston, North Carolina

Jack Roundtree Homes Apartments

2114 Viking Drive
Kinston, North Carolina