Kinston Housing Authority

608 North Queen Street, Kinston, NC

Kinston Housing Authority Waiting Lists

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Lenoir County, North Carolina Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Kinston Housing Authority Public Housing Unknown

There is one waiting list open now that is offered directly by Kinston Housing Authority.

Kinston Housing Authority offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs in Lenoir County.

Open Now: Lenoir County, North Carolina Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Kinston Housing Authority (KHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications are being accepted from March 15, 2023, until April 3, 2023.

To apply during the open period, applications can be picked up from one of the following locations in Kinston, NC:

  • 116 East Peyton Avenue
  • 608 North Queen Street
  • 901 East Bright Street
  • 800 East Washington Street
  • 301 East Bright Street
  • 311 South Davis Street
  • 2114 Viking Drive
  • 511 North Queen Street
  • 214 West Washington Avenue
  • 107 East Peyton Avenue

Once the application is completed, it must be postmarked and mailed no later than April 3, 2023 to the KHA, located at 608 N. Queen Street, P.O. Box 697, Kinston, NC 28502. Applicants are reminded that no applications will be accepted at any Kinston Housing Authority office, but will be accepted by the US Post Office mail only.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the KHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by KHA public notice on March 2, 2023.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (252) 523-1195.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/15/2023.

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.

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 table summarizes 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
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.