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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), and Public Housing programs. As of March 2nd, 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
AMP 1, AMP 2, and AMP 3 Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
East Haven Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Clifton Meadows Rural Development Open Until Further Notice
Beaufort County, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Washington Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, 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 Until Further Notice: AMP 1, AMP 2, and AMP 3 Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Washington Housing Authority (WHA) Public Housing waiting list for apartments at AMP 1, AMP 2, and AMP 3 is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least March, 2018, until further notice.

  • AMP 1 - Oakcrest: 13th St., 11th St., Pierce St., Cooper St., Washington St., Thompson St., Bridge St., Trade St.
  • AMP 2 - Eastern Village, Eastern Village Annex: Simmons St., Pennsylvania Ave., Hudnell St., E. 7th St., E. 8th St.
  • AMP3 - Old Fort, Westbrook: 9th St., Mayo Drive, W. 7th St., Gladden St., Sparrow Dr., Manuel Dr., Pontiac Dr.

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

There are no preferences.

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

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) 946-0061.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/23/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: East Haven Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Washington Housing Authority (WHA) Elderly/Disabled Public Housing waiting list for apartments at East Haven 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.

There are no preferences.

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

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) 946-0061.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/23/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Clifton Meadows Rural Development Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other 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 11/23/2020.

Other Washington Housing Authority Waiting Lists

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

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Washington Housing Authority (WHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on August 1, 2018. 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.

For more information, visit the WHA website.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 11/23/2020.

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.

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/02/2021, 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 252 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, 2019:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 243 9
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $487 $729
Monthly Cost $118,229 $6,560

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