Rocky Mount Housing Authority

1065 Pinehurst Drive
Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County, North Carolina 27803
(252) 977-3141

Open today from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Rocky Mount Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Rocky Mount, North Carolina that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Rocky Mount Housing Authority serves Rocky Mount.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Rocky Mount, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Other Rocky Mount Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Rocky Mount, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Rocky Mount Housing Authority (RMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in April, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

The waiting list closed after 150 applications were submitted. It was open for a half hour.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the RMHA website here.

Last Updated on 04/18/2019.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Rocky Mountain Housing Authority (RMHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

For more information, visit the RMHA website here.

Last Updated on 04/10/2019.

About Rocky Mount Housing Authority

More information about Rocky Mount Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.rm-ha.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 06/24/2019, it is not known if Rocky Mount 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.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the Rocky Mount Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Rocky Mount Housing Authority manages 247 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 238 6 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $417 $375 $1,084
Monthly Cost $99,263 $2,250 $3,253

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Rocky Mount 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 25 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 70 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $11,010 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% 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 57% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 64% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

58% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 58% of households with children have a female head of household. 93% of all households were headed by a female.

99% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 98% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Rocky Mount Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 15% 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. 59% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

16% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 27% with 2 bedrooms and 58% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% 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 Rocky Mount Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $291 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $520. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $238.



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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