Piedmont Triad Regional Council
Waiting List Statuses
|Davie, Surry, Stokes, and Yadkin County, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher
Open Piedmont Triad Regional Council 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.
Piedmont Triad Regional Council Website: https://www.ptrc.org/services/community-development/rental-assistance.
Piedmont Triad Regional Council Phone: (336) 904-0300.
COVID-19 Update: As of March 24, 2020, the Piedmont Triad Regional Council website says:
"We are explicitly asking for reduced in-person interaction, and all in-person meetings are canceled through Friday, April 3rd."
More information can be found here.
Davie, Surry, Stokes, and Yadkin County, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently postponed. Applications were being accepted from October, 2018, until further notice. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
Please note: The PTRC website says, "Due to COVID-19 concerns, all county intake center locations are closed at this time."
To apply during the opening period, complete a pre-application at one of the PTRC county locations. Office locations can be found here.
The following documentation is required:
- Copies of each household member’s birth certificate and Social Security Card
- Income for each household member
- Medical expenses for elderly or disabled persons
- Documentation of child care expenses (if applicable)
This waiting list has the following preferences:
- Have independent children
Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.
As of April, 2020, the wait time for a voucher is two to five years.
For more information, visit the PTRC Rental Assistance page, or the PTRC website.
This waiting list is for rental assistance in Davie, Surry, Stokes, and Yadkin County, North Carolina.
Last Updated on 04/21/2020.
About Piedmont Triad Regional Council
About the Piedmont Triad Regional Council Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Piedmont Triad Regional Council manages 780 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 |
||776 ||1 ||3 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$328 ||$246 ||$521 |
||$254,274 ||$246 ||$1,562 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Piedmont Triad Regional Council
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 12% having issued approximately 62 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 40 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $11,067 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 21% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 78% 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, 50% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% 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.
47% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 44% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.
28% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 26% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Piedmont Triad Regional Council Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 45% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 44% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
14% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 45% with 3 or more bedrooms. 39% 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 Piedmont Triad Regional Council voucher holders in 2016 was $265 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $495. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $107.
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.