Thomasville Housing Authority

201 James Avenue
Thomasville, Davidson County, North Carolina 27360

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

Thomasville Housing Authority offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Thomasville.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Thomasville Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Thomasville, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Thomasville Housing Authority Waiting Lists

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Thomasville Housing Authority (THA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least 2006, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Call (336) 475-6137.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Residents of Thomasville, North Carolina
  • Elderly
  • Disabled
  • Veterans
  • Natural Disasters

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the THA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the THA on March 25, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Thomasville, North Carolina. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (336) 475-6137.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/25/2021.

Other Thomasville Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Thomasville, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Thomasville Housing Authority (THA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from November 9, 2020 until April 1, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to call the THA.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Natural Disasters

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

For more information, visit the THA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the THA on March 25, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Thomasville, North Carolina.

Last Updated on 04/01/2021.

About Thomasville Housing Authority

Phone: (336) 475-6137.

HCV Portability Status

As of September 24th, 2022, it is not known if Thomasville 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.

As of September 24th, 2022, Thomasville Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Thomasville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Thomasville Housing Authority manages 71 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, 2021:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 69 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $359 $523
Monthly Cost $24,759 $1,046

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Thomasville 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 4% having issued approximately 21 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 11 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $13,404 per year. 88% of households were very low income (VLI) and 49% were extremely low income (ELI). 43% 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 50% 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, 62% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 12% 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.

59% 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.

71% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 67% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Thomasville Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% 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. 40% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

7% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 49% with 2 bedrooms and 44% 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 Thomasville Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $364 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $416. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $229.



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 Thomasville Housing Authority

Liberty Arms

101 Bish Ct
Thomasville, North Carolina

James Avenue

300 James Ave
Thomasville, North Carolina