Wilmington Housing Authority

1524 South 16th Street
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina 28402

Wilmington Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Wilmington, North Carolina that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Wilmington Housing Authority serves Wilmington.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Wilmington, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Other Wilmington Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Wilmington, North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Wilmington Housing Authority (WHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in July, 2018. It was last open for almost one month in July, 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application at the WHA office.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed. 

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list. During the 2018 opening, more than 700 applications were submitted.

For more information, visit the WHA website, or call the office at (910) 341-7700.

 

Last Updated on 07/31/2018.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Wilmington Housing Authority (WHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

There were three ways to apply

  1. Download and print the application online.
  2. Pick up an application at the WHA office.
  3. Pick up an application at any Public Housing site.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been mailed to the WHA office.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the WHA website, or call the office at (910) 341-7700.

Last Updated on 07/19/2018.

About Wilmington Housing Authority

More information about Wilmington Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.wha.net/.

Representatives of Wilmington Housing Authority may be available by phone at (910) 341-7700. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/20/2019, it is not known if Wilmington 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 Wilmington Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Wilmington Housing Authority manages 1,538 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 Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,322 12 23 12 36 52 29
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $632 $633 $1,353 $584 $568 $519 $506
Monthly Cost $835,700 $7,591 $31,125 $7,007 $20,431 $26,997 $14,679

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Wilmington 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 2% having issued approximately 734 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 16 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $12,632 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% 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 65% 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, 57% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% 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.

54% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 52% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

81% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 75% of all heads of households being Black and 3% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Wilmington Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 34% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 79% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

17% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 39% 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 Wilmington Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $353 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $609. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $209.



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 Wilmington Housing Authority

Houston Moore Terrace

1617 E Plaza
Wilmington, NC
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Family & Senior

Hillcrest

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Studio-3 BR
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Solomon Towers

15 Castle St
Wilmington, NC
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Hope VI Phase II - Covil

2233 Adams St
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New Brooklyn Homes at Taylor Estates

1205 N 4th St
Wilmington, NC
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Scattered Sites

1037 S 8th St
Wilmington, NC

Creekwood South

714 Emory St
Wilmington, NC
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Woodbridge Apartments

302 Grass Ln
Wilmington, NC
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Eastbrook Apartments

4105 Princess Place Dr
Wilmington, NC
Call For Rent
2 BR

Public Housing Operated by Wilmington Housing Authority

Glover Plaza

1402 Little John Cir
Wilmington, NC
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
Accessible
Subsidized

Robert R. Taylor Senior Homes

1308 N 5th Ave
Wilmington, NC
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Robert S Jervay-Adams

2225 Adams St
Wilmington, NC
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

The Pointe at Taylor Estates

520 Taylor St
Wilmington, NC
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Family & Senior
HCV Welcome

Robert S. Jervay- Dawson

903 Dawson St
Wilmington, NC
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Family & Senior

Robert S. Jervay-Covil

3430 Broad St
Wilmington, NC
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Family & Senior

Robert S. Jervay-Loop

1088 Thomas C. Jervay Loop
Wilmington, NC
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior