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Mid-East Regional Housing Authority

415 East Blvd Suite 140
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina 27892

Mid-East Regional Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of March 7th, 2021, Mid-East Regional Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Mid-East Regional Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Mid-East Regional Housing Authority 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.

Mid-East Regional Housing Authority Website: http://www.merha.org.

Mid-East Regional Housing Authority Phone: (252) 789-4925.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The  Mid-East Housing Authority (MEHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The MEHA offers three Public Housing communities with 193 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the MEHA to pick up an application, located at 809 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, NC 27889, between the hours of 7:30 am and 5:30 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above on Tuesday or Thursday, between the hours of 7:30 am and 5:30 pm.

Be sure to include these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The MEHA does not have a preference point system: Your application is placed by date and time received.

More information can be found by visiting the MEHA website at http://www.whamerha.com, or by calling (252) 946-0061, between the hours of 7:30 am until 5:30 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (252) 789- 4925 Ext 0.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/26/2015.

About Mid-East Regional Housing Authority

More information about Mid-East Regional Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.merha.org.

Representatives of Mid-East Regional Housing Authority may be available by phone at (252) 789-4925. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/07/2021, it is not known if Mid-East Regional 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 Mid-East Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Mid-East Regional Housing Authority manages 406 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 Ported Out
Vouchers 387 2 17
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $568 $896 $793
Monthly Cost $219,729 $1,791 $13,478

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Mid-East Regional 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 3% having issued approximately 148 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 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 26 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 3.1 persons and has a household income of $12,241 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 37% 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, 74% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 15% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 11% 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.

72% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 71% of households with children have a female head of household. 95% of all households were headed by a female.

98% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 96% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Mid-East Regional Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 22% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 94% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

5% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 23% with 2 bedrooms and 73% 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 Mid-East Regional Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $300 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $577. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $229.



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 Mid-East Regional Housing Authority

Mid - East Regional

104 Chestnut Ct
Aulander, North Carolina

Commerce Court

756 Commerce Court
Aulander, North Carolina

Low Income Housing Managed by Mid-East Regional Housing Authority

Bryant Apartments II

6804 Sunflower Lane
Grifton, North Carolina
Subsidized

Deerfield Apartments l & ll

3314 Lynch Street
Fountain, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Quail Ridge Apartments

1 Elm Street
Bethel, North Carolina
Subsidized

Winterville Court

2431 Bullock Street
Winterville, North Carolina
Subsidized

Bridgewood Square Co - Op

470 Cedar Street
Belhaven, North Carolina

Hycienda Heights

85 Hycienda Way
Engelhard, North Carolina

Wilkins Court

56 Bullock St
Roper, North Carolina

Windsor Oaks

Us Hwy 17 S
Windsor, North Carolina
Subsidized

Barnes Court

101 Grace Court
Chocowinity, North Carolina

Pamlico Court

101 Pamlico Court
Aurora, North Carolina

Somerset Court

101 Somerset Court
Creswell, North Carolina

Union Court

401 Walker Street
Roper, North Carolina

Bay Court

15 Bay Court
Swan Quarter, North Carolina

Secota Village

19 Secota Village
Columbia, North Carolina

Roanoke Court

1600 New Street
Jamesville, North Carolina

Chestnut Court

104 Chestnut Street
Aulander, North Carolina

Lewiston-Woodville

103 Robert Court
Lewiston Woodville, North Carolina