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Sanford Housing Authority

1000 Carthage Street
Sanford, Lee County, North Carolina 27330

Sanford Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs.

Sanford Housing Authority serves Harnett County and Lee County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Lee and Harnett County, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Sanford Housing Authority Public Housing Unknown

Other Sanford 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.

Sanford Housing Authority Website:

Sanford Housing Authority Phone: (919) 776-7655.

Closed: Lee and Harnett County, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Sanford Housing Authority (SHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from February 18, 2020, until March 2, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Pick up an application from the SHA.

Once the application was completed, it must have been either:

  1. Dropped off in person to the SHA.
  2. Postmarked by March 2, 2020 and mailed to the SHA.

The maximum income limits were listed on the public notice.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Involuntary Displacement
  • Homeless Veterans
  • Single Elderly and chronically homeless or a person with disabilities that is chronically homeless
  • Single persons who are elderly or disabled
  • Elderly or Disabled with Minor Children
  • Homeless Families that include minor children who are identified by a social service agency providing shelter or law enforcement
  • In Place – eligible applicants who reside in units at the time of the PBV property owner’s proposal selection date for Project-based assistance

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the SHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the SHA website, as of February 25, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Lee and Harnett County, North Carolina .

Last Updated on 08/17/2020.

Unknown: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 08/23/2018.

About Sanford Housing Authority

More information about Sanford Housing Authority can be found on its website at

Representatives of Sanford Housing Authority may be available by phone at (919) 776-7655. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

Open today from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET.

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:30pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:30pm
Friday 8:00am-5:30pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 02/25/2021, it is not known if Sanford 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 Sanford Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Sanford Housing Authority manages 547 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 VASH
Vouchers 531 4 8 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $412 $299 $494 $395
Monthly Cost $218,579 $1,195 $3,949 $1,580

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Sanford 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 17% having issued approximately 41 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 28 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $12,412 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% 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 68% 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, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

50% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.

83% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 78% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Sanford Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 31% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 52% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

18% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 42% with 2 bedrooms and 40% with 3 or more bedrooms. 31% 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 Sanford Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $307 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $470. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $173.

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 Sanford Housing Authority

Linden Hgts Utley Plaza Foushee Hgts

227 Talley Ave
Sanford, North Carolina

Stewart Manor

500 Dudley St
Sanford, North Carolina

Garden St Gilmore T. Harris Court Crestview

1210 W Garden St
Sanford, North Carolina

Matthews Court

338 Temple Ave
Sanford, North Carolina