Washington Housing Authority

809 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, NC

There are no open waiting lists offered by Washington Housing Authority. Go to the North Carolina Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the North Carolina Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Beaufort County, North Carolina Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Washington Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The WHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from June 1, 2022, until July 1, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Homeless
  • Working (at least 20 hours per week)

It was 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 public notice on May 2, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Beaufort County, North Carolina .

Last Updated on 11/29/2022.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Washington Housing Authority Public Housing waiting list is closed.

The WHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from May 9, 2022, until June 8, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Homeless
  • Working (at least 20 hours per week)

It was 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 public notice on May 13, 2022.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 11/06/2022.

Closed: Clifton Meadows Waiting List

The Washington Housing Authority waiting list for Clifton Meadows is closed.

The WHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from May 9, 2022, until June 8, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Homeless
  • Working (at least 20 hours per week)

It was 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 public notice on May 12, 2022.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 06/08/2022.

About Washington Housing Authority

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

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 211 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 206 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $427 $1,132
Monthly Cost $87,949 $5,658
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.