Housing Authority of Raleigh County
Housing Authority of Raleigh County is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 12th, 2020, Housing Authority of Raleigh County has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Housing Authority of Raleigh County serves Braxton County and Raleigh County.
Waiting List Statuses
| Public Housing
||Open Until Further Notice
Open Housing Authority of Raleigh County 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.
Housing Authority of Raleigh County Website: http://raleighcountyhousing.org/Default.aspx.
Housing Authority of Raleigh County Phone: (304) 255-5164.
Open Until Further Notice:
Public Housing Waiting List
Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.
How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List
The Housing Authority of the County of Raleigh
(HACR) is currently accepting
Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.
The HACR offers one Public Housing community with 60 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.
There are two ways to apply:
- Visit the HACR to pick up an application, located at 282 George St., Beckley, WV 25801, from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.
- Request that an application be mailed to you by calling (304) 255-5164, from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.
Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.
Be sure to include these documents with your application: birth certificates, Social Security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.
The HACR does have a preference for local residents.
For more information, the HACR can be reached by calling (304) 255-5164 during normal office hours.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (304)255-5164.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 07/10/2015.
About Housing Authority of Raleigh County
More information about Housing Authority of Raleigh County can be found on its website at http://raleighcountyhousing.org/Default.aspx.
Representatives of Housing Authority of Raleigh County may be available by phone at (304) 255-5164. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Housing Authority of Raleigh County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Raleigh County manages 1,567 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 ||Ported Out ||VASH |
||1,420 ||8 ||9 ||130 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$406 ||$287 ||$1,453 ||$397 |
||$577,112 ||$2,294 ||$13,078 ||$51,605 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Raleigh County
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 10% having issued approximately 125 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 5 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $9,036 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 62% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
Heads of Household Characteristics
6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 13% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
44% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 37% of households with children have a female head of household. 68% of all households were headed by a female.
12% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 10% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Raleigh County Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 40% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 94% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
28% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 28% with 3 or more bedrooms. 24% 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 Housing Authority of Raleigh County voucher holders in 2016 was $242 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $519. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $156.
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.