About Thomasville Housing Authority

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

The Thomasville Housing Authority serves Thomasville.

Thomasville Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Thomasville Housing Authority (THA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The THA offers two Public Housing communities with 260 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply: Visit the THA to apply in person on Tuesday or Thursday, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, located at 201 James Ave, Thomasville, NC 27360.

Be sure to bring these documents with you when applying: 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 THA can be reached by calling (336) 475-6137, during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 06/26/2015.


About the Thomasville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Thomasville Housing Authority manages 86 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 83 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $408 $116
Monthly Cost $33,830 $348

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 Operated by Thomasville Housing Authority

101 Bish Ct
Thomasville, North Carolina
Liberty Arms is a 125 unit low income housing apartment community in Thomasville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
300 James Ave
Thomasville, North Carolina
James Avenue is a 135 unit low income housing apartment community in Thomasville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
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