Wilson Housing Authority

This housing agency serves Wilson County, North Carolina.

Waiting List
Open Soon: Wilson County, North Carolina Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Closed: 3, 4, and 5-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Closed: 4 and 5-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Closed: Whitfield Homes, Forrest Road Homes and EB Jordan Homes Apartments, 2-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Closed: Eatmon Townhomes, 2-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Closed: 1-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Closed: C. Bruce Rose Plaza Other Waiting List Learn More
Closed: Varita Court Other Senior Waiting List Learn More

Open Soon: Wilson County, North Carolina Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Wilson Housing Authority (WHA) will accept Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications from March 11, 2024 at 7:00 am, until March 26, 2024 at 4:00 pm ET. This is the first time the waiting list has been open since it closed in February, 2021.

There are two ways to apply while the waitlist is open:

  1. Pick up an application from the WHA administrative building, located at 301 Nash Street, Wilson, NC 27893.
  2. Print the online paper application that will be available on the WHA website.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Dropped off at the WHA drop box located outside of the housing authority’s administrative office, address mentioned above.
  2. Postmarked by March 26, 2024 and mailed to the Wilson Housing Authority, 301 Nash Street E, Wilson, NC, 27893.
  3. Emailed to HCVwaitlist2024@gmail.com.
  4. Faxed to (252) 291-0984.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • An applicant involuntarily displaced by a natural disaster declared by the President of the United States or permanently displaced by fire through no fault of their own.
  • An applicant who has actively served in the US military and has been discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • An applicant who is homeless and is receiving case management support or is homeless as a result of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or other dangerous or life-threatening conditions that relate to violence against the individual or a family member.
  • An applicant who is head of a working family that meets one of the following criteria:
    • 1) Has worked an average of 20 hours a week or more for at least 11 months out of the last 12 months.
    • 2) Has been seasonally employed for no less than 2 years with their current employer and worked an average of 20 hours a week during the season.
    • 3) Is verifiably self-employed, according to Wilson Housing Authority policies.
    • 4)  Is 62 years of age or older.
    • 5)  Is a person with disabilities as defined by HUD
  • All other applicants

250 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the WHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WHA public notice on February 29, 2024.

Closed: 3, 4, and 5-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The Wilson Housing Authority (WHA) Public Housing waiting list for 3, 4, and 5-Bedroom apartments is closed.

The WHA is accepting applications for this waiting list since at least February 2019, until January 5, 2023. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the paper application online.
  2. Pick up an application at one of the WHA public housing offices.

Once the paper application was completed, it was either:

  1. Hand delivered to one of the WHA public housing offices.
  2. Post marked and mailed to the WHA office
  3. Faxed to the WHA

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Involuntary Displacement
  • Veteran/Homeless
  • Working Family
    • Defined as being self-employed, working an average of 20 hours or more a week for at least 11 months, or being seasonally employed for 2 years with the current employer and working 20 hours a week or more). Includes persons 62 years or older.

It was not known how selected applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the WHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WHA public housing page on December 20, 2022.

Closed: 4 and 5-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The Wilson Housing Authority (WHA) last accepted Public Housing waiting list applications for 4 and 5-Bedroom apartments from July 6, 2023, until the earliest confirmed date of January 30, 2024. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the application in person at any of the following WHA offices listed below:
  • WHA Main Office
  • Forrest Road Homes
  • Whitfield Homes
  • EB Jordan Homes

      2. Print the paper application.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Emailed to the WHA.
  2. Faxed to WHA.
  3. Mailed to The WHA.

Preferences have not been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the WHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WHA on January 30, 2023.

Closed: Whitfield Homes, Forrest Road Homes and EB Jordan Homes Apartments, 2-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The Wilson Housing Authority (WHA) last accepted Public Housing waiting list applications for 2-Bedroom apartments at Whitfield Homes, Forrest Road Homes and EB Jordan Homes Apartments from January 16, 2024, until February 12, 2024. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

This waiting list was for the following properties:

  • Forrest Road Homes - located in Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893.
  • Whitfield Homes - located in Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893.
  • EB Jordan Homes - located in Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893.

There were two ways to apply while the waitlist was open:

  1. Print the paper application.
  2. Pick up an application at one of the properties management offices.

Once the paper application was completed, it was to be either:

  1.  Dropped off at one at one of the properties management offices.
  2.  Mailed to any of the properties management offices

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Involuntary Displacement
  • Veteran/Homeless
  • Working Family
    • Defined as being self-employed, working an average of 20 hours or more a week for at least 11 months, or being seasonally employed for 2 years with the current employer and working 20 hours a week or more). Includes persons 62 years or older.
  • Homeless Families with Case Management Support.
  • Homeless Victims of Domestic Violence.

It was not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the WHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WHA Public Housing page on January 30, 2024.

Closed: Eatmon Townhomes, 2-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The Wilson Housing Authority (WHA) last accepted Public Housing waiting list applications for Eatmon Townhomes from January 16, 2024, until February 12, 2024. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

This waiting list was for the following property:

  • Eatmon Townhomes - located in Wilson County, North Carolina.

To apply while the waitlist was open, applicants were required to:

  1. Pick up an application at one of the following locations:
  • Whitfield Homes office
  • WHA Admin office

Once the paper application was completed, it was to be:

  1.  Dropped off at: Whitfield Homes office.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Involuntary Displacement
  • Veteran/Homeless
  • Working Family
    • Defined as being self-employed, working an average of 20 hours or more a week for at least 11 months, or being seasonally employed for 2 years with the current employer and working 20 hours a week or more). Includes persons 62 years or older.
  • Homeless Families with Case Management Support.
  • Homeless Victims of Domestic Violence.

It was not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the WHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WHA Public Housing page on January 30, 2024.

Closed: 1-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The Wilson Housing Authority (WHA) Public Housing waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the WHA Public Housing page, or the WHA website.

Closed: C. Bruce Rose Plaza Other Waiting List

The Wilson Housing Authority (WHA) last accepted waiting list applications for 1-Bedroom apartments at C. Bruce Rose Plaza since at least February, 2021, until the earliest confirmed date of January 30, 2024.

To apply while the waiting list was open, applicants were required to pick up an application Monday-Thursday, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm ET, at one of the following locations:

  • Forrest Road Homes
  • Whitfield Homes
  • E.B. Jordan Homes
  • WHA Admin office

Once the paper application was completed, it was hand delivered to one of the locations noted above.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Involuntary Displacement
  • Veteran/Homeless
  • Working FamilyDefined as being self-employed, working an average of 20 hours or more a week for at least 11 months, or being seasonally employed for 2 years with the current employer and working 20 hours a week or more). Includes persons 62 years or older.

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 Housing page on January 30, 2024.

Closed: Varita Court Other Senior Waiting List

The Wilson Housing Authority (WHA) last accepted Senior (62+) waiting list applications for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Varita Court since at least February, 2021, until the earliest confirmed date of January 30, 2024. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply while the waiting list was open:

  1. Print the paper application.
  2. Pick up an application Monday-Thursday, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm ET, at one of the following locations:
  • Forrest Road Homes
  • Whitfield Homes
  • E.B. Jordan Homes
  • WHA Admin office

Once the paper application was completed, it was hand delivered to one of the locations noted above.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Involuntary Displacement
  • Veteran/Homeless
  • Working FamilyDefined as being self-employed, working an average of 20 hours or more a week for at least 11 months, or being seasonally employed for 2 years with the current employer and working 20 hours a week or more). Includes persons 62 years or older.

It was not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit WHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WHA on January 30, 2024.

About The Agency

Wilson Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 1,378 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

Monday 7:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 7:00am-4:00pm

301 E. Nash Street, Wilson, NC

Visit Website(252) 291-2245

Section 8 Application Checklist

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How large is the Wilson Housing Authority?

Wilson Housing Authority serves 1,178 low-income households. The agency manages 746 Housing Choice Vouchers and 492 public housing units.

What are the incomes of residents served by the Wilson Housing Authority?

Extremely low-income (ELI) renters, earning less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), make up 70 percent of households served by Wilson Housing Authority. Very low-income renters earn less than 50% AMI, and are 93 percent of Wilson Housing Authority households.

How many Wilson Housing Authority residents are employed?

Working adults head 270 households and make up 23 percent of households served by Wilson Housing Authority.

How many female-headed renter households are served by the Wilson Housing Authority?

There are 977 female-headed renter households living in Wilson Housing Authority housing. Households headed by females are 83% of those served by the Wilson Housing Authority.

What racial and ethnic groups are found among Wilson Housing Authority renters?

Black 1,072
White 71
Hispanic 24

How many senior-headed renter households are served by Wilson Housing Authority?

There are 412 households headed by seniors served by the Wilson Housing Authority. Senior households are 35% of households in Wilson Housing Authority housing.

How many households headed by persons with disabilities live in Wilson Housing Authority housing?

There are 247 persons with disabilities living in Wilson Housing Authority housing. Persons with disabilities are the head of 21% of households served by the Wilson Housing Authority.

How does HUD rate the performance of the Wilson Housing Authority?

The Wilson Housing Authority is rated as a high performer by HUD.

HUD rates the performance of Public Housing Agencies. The department looks at physical condition of properties, financial condition, management operations, and use of Public Housing Capital Funds for improvements.

Public Housing Communities Managed by Wilson Housing Authority

Varita Court Apartments

205 N Goldsboro Street, Wilson, North Carolina 27893

Forest Hills Apartments

2712 Forest Hills Road South West, Wilson, North Carolina 27893

E B. Jordan Homes

213 Broad St W, Wilson, North Carolina 27893

Whitfield Homes

722 Hooks St S, Wilson, North Carolina 27893

Pinnacle Point Green

820 STARMOUNT CIR W, Wilson, North Carolina 27893

907 Starmount Cir W

907 Starmount Cir W, Wilson, North Carolina 27893