Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc.

318 Craven Street
New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina 28563

Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc. is a Public Housing Agency in New Bern, North Carolina that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of November 14th, 2019, Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc. has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc. Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc. serves Craven County, Jones County and Pamlico County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc. Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

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Open Until Further Notice: Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc. Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc. (TRO) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

To apply, download and print the pre-application online here.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be:

  1. Saved with the file name "FirstName_LastName" and emailed to TRO at tro_section8@earthlink.net
  2. Faxed to the TRO office at (252) 637-0507.
  3. Mailed to:

Twin Rivers Opportunities, Inc.

PO Box 1482

New Bern, NC  28563

There are no preferences.

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of the pre-application submission.

For more information, visit the TRO website, or call the office at (252) 637-3599.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 2526373599.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/28/2018.

About Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc.

More information about Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc. can be found on its website at http://www.twinrivershousing.com/.

Representatives of Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc. may be available by phone at (252) 637-3599. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/14/2019, it is not known if Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc. 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 Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc. Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc. manages 734 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 672 5 1 20 34 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $441 $552 $541 $734 $684 $659
Monthly Cost $296,232 $2,758 $541 $14,675 $23,239 $1,317

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc.

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 14% having issued approximately 55 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 25 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 $12,411 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% 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 64% 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, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

58% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 57% of households with children have a female head of household. 90% of all households were headed by a female.

89% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 88% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc. Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 28% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 81% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

8% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 51% with 3 or more bedrooms. 35% 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 Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc. voucher holders in 2016 was $325 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $523. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $186.



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.