Raleigh Housing Authority

900 Haynes Street
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina
(919) 831-6416

Program Details

Raleigh Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Agency in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Raleigh Housing Authority serves Wake County.

Raleigh Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Raleigh Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Raleigh Housing Authority (RHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

To apply, download and print the application online here, and mail it to the RHA at 900 Haynes Street, Raleigh, NC 27604.

 

The following copies of documents are required with submission: Driver's licence or state-issued ID for all members of the household, preference request (if applicable).

 

The RHA has identified these preferences: elderly, disabled, Wake County resident, working family


The estimated wait time, according to the RHA waiting list application, is three to seven years

 

According to the RHA 2012 Annual PHA Plan, there were 7,366 families on the waiting list as of 2011.


For more information, contact the RHA office at 919-831-6620.


After applying, learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/07/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Raleigh Housing Authority (RHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

 

The RHA offers 22 Public Housing communities with 1,381 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

 

To apply, download the application here, then print and complete.

 

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed to the RHA, located at 900 Haynes St., Raleigh, NC 27604.

 

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: photo IDs for all adult household members, and a written request if claiming a preference.

 

The RHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: homeless, elderly, disabled, elderly and raising minor children, Wake County resident, or working family.

 

More information can be found by visiting the RHA website at http://www.rhaonline.com, or by calling 919-508-1105 during normal office hours.


After applying, learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/07/2017.

About Raleigh Housing Authority

More information about Raleigh Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.rhaonline.com.

HCV Portability Status

As of 06/24/2018, it is not known if Raleigh Housing Authority is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Raleigh Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Raleigh Housing Authority manages 3,723 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

StandardTenant ProtectionPorted Out
Vouchers3,628788
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$572$451$795
Monthly Cost$2,076,760$3,155$69,994

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Raleigh 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 14% having issued approximately 289 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 21 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $14,005 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% 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 57% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% 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.

54% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 52% of households with children have a female head of household. 90% of all households were headed by a female.

90% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 87% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Raleigh Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% 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. 59% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

17% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 46% with 2 bedrooms and 37% with 3 or more bedrooms. 25% 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 Raleigh Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $340 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $636. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $148.



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.


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