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Roanoke-Chowan Regional Housing Authority

205 Tinsley Way
Gaston, Northampton County, North Carolina 27832

Roanoke-Chowan 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, Roanoke-Chowan Regional Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Roanoke-Chowan Regional Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Roanoke-Chowan 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.

Roanoke-Chowan Regional Housing Authority Phone: (252) 537-1051.

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Roanoke-Chowan Housing Authority (RCHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The RCHA offers seven Public Housing communities with 378 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply: Visit the RCHA in person, between the hours of 9:00 am and 12:00 pm, Monday-Wednesday. The RCHA is located at 205 Tinsley Way, Gaston, NC 27832.

Be sure to bring these documents with you: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, the RCHA can be reached by calling (252) 537-1051, during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (252)537-1051.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/26/2015.

About Roanoke-Chowan Regional Housing Authority

Representatives of Roanoke-Chowan Regional Housing Authority may be available by phone at (252) 537-1051. 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 Roanoke-Chowan 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 Roanoke-Chowan Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Roanoke-Chowan Regional Housing Authority manages 595 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 Ported Out
Vouchers 593 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $373 $502
Monthly Cost $221,197 $1,003

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Roanoke-Chowan 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 10% having issued approximately 64 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 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 24 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 $10,868 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% were extremely low income (ELI). 28% 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 66% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 49% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% 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.

56% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 54% of households with children have a female head of household. 91% 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 Roanoke-Chowan Regional Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 32% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 61% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

13% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 25% with 2 bedrooms and 62% with 3 or more bedrooms. 35% 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 Roanoke-Chowan Regional Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $275 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $429. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $142.



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 Roanoke-Chowan Regional Housing Authority

Gaston Project

215 Tinsley Way
Gaston, North Carolina

Woodland Project

101 Walnut St
Woodland, North Carolina

Weldon Project

119 Cypress Ct
Weldon, North Carolina

Murfreesboro Project

700 Storey Rd
Murfreesboro, North Carolina

Enfield Project

708 Freedom St
Enfield, North Carolina

Garysburg Project

100 Lowes Ct
Garysburg, North Carolina

Scotland Neck Project

804 McDowell Rd
Scotland Neck, North Carolina