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Washington Housing Authority

809 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, Beaufort County, North Carolina 27889

Washington Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Family Self-Sufficiency programs. As of May 17th, 2021, Washington Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Washington Housing Authority serves Beaufort County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Beaufort County, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Washington Housing Authority Public Housing Open Now
Clifton Meadows Rural Development Open Until Further Notice

Open Washington Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Washington Housing Authority Website: https://whamerha.com/.

Washington Housing Authority Phone: (252) 946-0061.

Open Now: Beaufort County, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Washington Housing Authority (WHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from April 1, 2021 until May 31, 2021. The close time has not yet been confirmed.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Homeless

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the WHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WHA on May 7, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Beaufort County, North Carolina .

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (252) 946-0061.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/07/2021.

Open Now: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Washington Housing Authority (WHA) Public Housing waiting list for 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5-Bedroom apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted until May 31, 2021.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Domestic Violence

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the WHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WHA on May 7, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Beaufort County, 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 (252) 946-0061.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/07/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Clifton Meadows Rural Development Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Washington Housing Authority (WHA) Rural Development waiting list for apartments at Clifton Meadows is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least March, 2018, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

For more information, visit the WHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (252) 9460-061.

Last Updated on 03/26/2021.

About Washington Housing Authority

More information about Washington Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://whamerha.com/.

Representatives of Washington Housing Authority may be available by phone at (252) 946-0061. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

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

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

As of 05/17/2021, it is not known if Washington 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 Washington Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Washington Housing Authority manages 219 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, 2020:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 208 11
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $484 $746
Monthly Cost $100,640 $8,211

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Washington 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 14 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 85 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 $11,609 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% 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 54% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 62% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% 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.

65% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 63% of households with children have a female head of household. 91% of all households were headed by a female.

93% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 91% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Washington Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 29% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 90% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

12% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 55% with 3 or more bedrooms. 26% 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 Washington Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $305 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $532. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $207.



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 Washington Housing Authority

Oakcrest

1101 N Bridge St
Washington, North Carolina

Eastern Village

902 E 8th St
Washington, North Carolina

Old Fort

705 Gladden St
Washington, North Carolina