About The Graham Housing Authority

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

The The Graham Housing Authority serves Alamance County, Burlington, Mebane, Graham, Gibsonville, Elon, Saxapahaw, Altamahaw, Glen Raven, Green Level, Alamance, Haw River, Ossipee, Swepsonville and Woodlawn.

The Graham Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Graham Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Graham Housing Authority (GHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in August 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application at the GHA office.

Once the application was completed, it must have been mailed or hand delivered to the GHA.

For more information, visit the GHA website, or call the office at (336) 229-7041.

Last Updated on 06/14/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Graham Housing Authority (GHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time.

The GHA offers one Public Housing community with 170 units with families and senior/disabled households.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application at the GHA office.

Once the application was completed, it must have been mailed or hand delivered to the GHA.

For more information, visit the GHA website, or call the office at (336) 229-7041.

Last Updated on 10/14/2016.


About the The Graham Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, The Graham Housing Authority manages 965 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 906 41 3 15
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $403 $493 $456 $593
Monthly Cost $365,501 $20,199 $1,367 $8,888

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for The Graham 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 22% having issued approximately 45 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 7 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $12,140 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 61% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% 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 71% 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, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

48% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

72% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 69% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the The Graham Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 47% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 56% 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, 51% with 2 bedrooms and 31% with 3 or more bedrooms. 32% 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 The Graham Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $306 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $526. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $130.



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.