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Wilmington Housing Authority

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

Wilmington Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency 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
Houston Moore and Vesta Village Public Housing Closed

Other Wilmington 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.

Wilmington Housing Authority Website: http://www.wha.net/.

Wilmington Housing Authority Phone: (910) 341-7700.

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: Houston Moore and Vesta Village Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Wilmington Housing Authority (WHA) waiting list for 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom Public Housing apartments at Houston Moore and Vesta Village is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from May 4, 2020, until May 5, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Pick up an application from the WHA.
  2. Print out the paper application that was available online.

Once the application was completed, it must have been postmarked no later than May 8, 2020 and mailed to the Wilmington Housing Authority.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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, as of April 28, 2020.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 06/12/2020.

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 09/19/2020, 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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Wilmington Housing Authority manages 1,406 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 Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,183 15 27 12 31 56 28
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $642 $454 $914 $714 $552 $489 $509
Monthly Cost $759,674 $6,810 $24,681 $8,569 $17,102 $27,376 $14,256

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 Apartments Operated by Wilmington Housing Authority

Houston Moore Terrace

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

Hillcrest

1402 Meares St
Wilmington, North Carolina
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
Family & Senior

Solomon Towers

15 Castle St
Wilmington, North Carolina
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Hope VI Phase II - Covil

2233 Adams St
Wilmington, North Carolina

New Brooklyn Homes at Taylor Estates

1205 N 4th St
Wilmington, North Carolina
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Family & Senior

Scattered Sites

1037 S 8th St
Wilmington, North Carolina

Creekwood South

714 Emory St
Wilmington, North Carolina
Family & Senior

Woodbridge Apartments

302 Grass Ln
Wilmington, North Carolina
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Eastbrook Apartments

4105 Princess Place Dr
Wilmington, North Carolina
Call For Rent
2 BR

Low Income Housing Managed by Wilmington Housing Authority

Glover Plaza

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

Robert R. Taylor Senior Homes

1308 N 5th Ave
Wilmington, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Robert S Jervay-Adams

2225 Adams St
Wilmington, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

The Pointe at Taylor Estates

520 Taylor St
Wilmington, North Carolina
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Family & Senior

Robert S. Jervay- Dawson

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

Robert S. Jervay-Covil

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

Robert S. Jervay-Loop

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