OPEN SOON: Whitfield Homes, Forrest Road Homes and EB Jordan Homes Apartments Public Housing Waiting List will open on June 24, 2024 and close on June 25, 2024

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Last Updated: June, 6th 2024

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This waiting list is for Public Housing rental housing assistance in Wilson County, North Carolina .

The Wilson Housing Authority (WHA) will accept Public Housing waiting list applications at Whitfield Homes, Forrest Road Homes and EB Jordan Homes Apartments from June 24, 2024, until June 25, 2024.

This waiting list is for the following properties:

  • Whitfield Homes - located at 722 Hooks St S, Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893.
  • Forrest Road Homes - located at 2712 Forest Hills Road South West, Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893.
  • EB Jordan Homes - located at 213 Broad St W, Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893.

Preferences

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • 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.

Selection Process

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list, by order of preferences.

Application Method

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

  1. Print the paper application that will be available on the WHA website.
  2. Pick up an application Monday-Thursday, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm ET, at one of the following locations:
  • WHA Admin office- 301 E. Nash St.,  Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893.
  • Forrest Road Homes office- 502 Parkview St., Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893.
  • Whitfield Homes office -633 E. Walnut St.,  Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893.
  • E.B. Jordan Homes office - 1800-H Fountain Dr.,  Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893.

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

  1.  Dropped off at one at one of the following locations on Tuesday or Thursday from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm:
  • WHA Admin office- 301 E. Nash St.,  Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893.
  • Forrest Road Homes-502 Parkview St., Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893.
  • Whitfield Homes-633 E. Walnut St.,  Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893.
  • E.B. Jordan Homes- 1800-H Fountain Dr.,  Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893.

       2.  Mailed to, any of the office addresses mentioned above. 

  • WHA Admin office- 301 E. Nash St.,  Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893.
  • Forrest Road Homes-502 Parkview St., Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893.
  • Whitfield Homes-633 E. Walnut St.,  Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893.
  • E.B. Jordan Homes- 1800-H Fountain Dr.,  Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893.

For more information, visit the WHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WHA public notice on Newsbreak.com on June 6, 2024.

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Whitfield Homes, Forrest Road Homes and EB Jordan Homes Apartments Public Housing Application Methods

The application may be picked up in person at 8:00 am until 4:00 pm ET, at one of the following locations: Forrest Road Homes-502 Parkview St., Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893. Whitfield Homes-633 E. Walnut St.,  Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893. E.B. Jordan Homes- 1800-H Fountain Dr.,  Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893. WHA Admin office- 301 E. Nash St.,  Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893..

The application may be printed out from http://www.wilsonha.org/.

The application may be mailed to one of the following locations: Forrest Road Homes-502 Parkview St., Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893. Whitfield Homes-633 E. Walnut St.,  Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893. E.B. Jordan Homes- 1800-H Fountain Dr.,  Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893. WHA Admin office- 301 E. Nash St.,  Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893..

The application may be turned in to 8:00 am until 4:00 pm ET, at one of the following locations: Forrest Road Homes-502 Parkview St., Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893. Whitfield Homes-633 E. Walnut St.,  Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893. E.B. Jordan Homes- 1800-H Fountain Dr.,  Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893. WHA Admin office- 301 E. Nash St.,  Wilson County, North Carolina, 27893..

Whitfield Homes, Forrest Road Homes and EB Jordan Homes Apartments Public Housing Applicant Preferences

Whitfield Homes, Forrest Road Homes and EB Jordan Homes Apartments has preferences for: Elderly, Victims of Domestic Violence, Veterans, Working/Employed, Homeless. Preferences are not required but Public Housing applicants that meet these criteria will be moved up the waiting list.

Wilson Housing Authority

Whitfield Homes, Forrest Road Homes and EB Jordan Homes Apartments Public Housing Waiting List is managed by Wilson Housing Authority.

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.

This housing agency serves Wilson County, North Carolina.

What should I do after applying to the Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing waiting list?

After applying, it's a good practice to keep a record of any application that you submit. This will help you keep track of your application, and is especially useful if you apply to multiple waiting lists. You can do this easily with a document on your computer or mobile device, and also with a notebook or piece of paper.

Make sure to write down your application or confirmation number with the application details. This number will be important to reference in the future. Once you have this information written, keep it stored in a place that's easy to access when you need it.

With this information safely stored, all you have left to do is wait to find out if you've been selected for the waiting list.

When will I know if I've been selected for the Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing waiting list?

Depending on the area, it may take weeks or even months to know if you've been selected for the waiting list. Your wait for an announcement is usually the longest in areas with large populations and a high demand for housing assistance.

Check if the public notice states when the housing authority plans to announce the results, or how long it may take to review applications. Contact the housing authority if this information isn't available.

How do I know if I've been added to the Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing waiting list?

Once all applications are reviewed, the housing authority will either contact everyone who has been placed on the waiting list, or message everyone who applied to check their results.

The housing authority will use the contact information you give in the application to reach you (usually by mail, email, or phone). For this reason, it is very important to put valid contact information on your application. Make sure you keep your contact information up to date, and that you respond quickly if any further action is required.

If you don't get contacted by the housing authority, it might mean that you were not chosen for the waiting list. Sometimes, housing authorities do not contact applicants who were not placed on the waiting list. Check with the housing authority for confirmation.

How can I check my status on the Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing waiting list?

To check your status on the waiting list, you usually have to log into an online portal, call a phone number, or visit the office. Each housing authority has different ways for you to check your status.

Some housing authorities will give your spot on the waiting list, but others might only confirm that you're still on the waiting list. Make sure that you have your application or confirmation number with you when checking your status.

How do I update my application for the Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing waiting list?

To update your waiting list application, you usually have to log into an online portal, call a phone number, or submit a form to the office. Each housing authority has different ways for you to update your application.

Make sure that you have your application or confirmation number with you when updating your application.

When can I apply for a Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing waiting list that is open soon?

You must wait to apply for a waiting list that is open soon until it opens on the date announced by the housing authority. The housing authority will not accept applications until this waiting list opens.

For the Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing waiting list, how do I pick up an application?

To pick up an application, you must visit a location set by the housing authority to pick up a paper form. This place may be a housing authority office, local government building, or another location that is helping with the waiting list opening. The application must be completed and sent back to the housing authority according to their instructions.

For the Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing waiting list, how do I print out an application?

To print out an application, a paper form must be printed from a device that is connected to the internet. This document is usually in the form of a .doc, docx, or .pdf. The application must be completed and sent back to the housing authority according to their instructions.

Who lives in Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing units?

If you are considering applying to live in a Public Housing unit, you may be interested to know who already lives in these units, and what the households tend to look like. Fortunately, we can provide some helpful statistics using HUD's 2023 Picture of Subsidized Households. The following data describes the economic and demographic characteristics of renters who live in Public Housing units provided by Wilson Housing Authority.

How many renters live in Public Housing units provided by Wilson Housing Authority?

At the start of 2024, Wilson Housing Authority was managing 615 Public Housing units. Of the total number of units managed, there were 492 units occupied. This represents 80% of the total number of Public Housing units managed by Wilson Housing Authority.

According to HUD, there is a total of 1,183 people living in Public Housing units managed by Wilson Housing Authority, with the average number of people per household being 2.

How long did current Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing tenants spend on a waiting list before occupying a Public Housing unit?

The 492 households living in Public Housing units at the start of 2024 waited on average 21 months before being able to move in. Of those households, 98 occupied their unit in the last year. This represents 20 percent of Public Housing tenants in units managed by Wilson Housing Authority.

Are there any Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing units not occupied?

The Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing program that this waiting list covers had 80% of its units occupied by households with 20% unoccupied at the start of 2024.

How many Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing households have children?

Of the 492 Public Housing households in units managed by Wilson Housing Authority, 295 have at least one child. There are 6 two-parent households in the Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing units, and 289 single-parent households. There were 277 households with children with a female head of household.

How much do Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing households earn?

The average annual household income for Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing tenant households is $15,718 The average annual income per person is $6,550 The average Public Housing household annual income is 27% of the local Area Median Income.

Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing household annual income
Annual Income Range ($) Number of Households % of Vouchers
Less than $5,000 98 20%
$5,000 - $9,999 34 7%
$10,000 - $14,999 172 35%
$15,000 - $19,999 59 12%
$20,000+ 128 26%

What is the source of income for Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing households?

Of all Public Housing households, 172 (28%) receive the majority of their income from wages and/or business. 6 (1%) households receive the majority of their income from welfare programs like TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance. 424 (69%) households derive the majority of their income from some other source (other than wage or welfare).

How much does a Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing unit cost?

For the Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing program, the federal government covers the cost of, on average, $912 per month for each household, which equates to annual cost of $10,944.

How much does the average Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing tenant pay per month in rent?

HUD refers to the portion of rent paid by the tenant as the Total Tenant Payment, or Family Expenditure.

For the Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing program, the average family expenditure is $334 per month or $4,008 per year. The combined payment from all tenants in the program is $164,328 per month, which is $1,971,936 per year.

What size are most Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing units?

Of the 615 households living in Public Housing units, 128 (26%) live in a studio or one-bedroom unit, 162 (33%) rent a 2-bedroom rental home and 202 (41%) have a 3-bedroom or larger rental. 21% of Public Housing households are overhoused with more bedrooms than people in the household.

What is the race and ethnicity of Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing households?

96% of Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing program households have a minority head of household who is Black, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander; or of Hispanic ethnicity.

Racial/ethnic makeup of Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing tenants
Race Number of Households % of Households
Asian/Pacific Islander 0 0%
Black Non-Hispanic 458 93%
Native American/Alaskan 5 1%
White Non-Hispanic 20 4%
Black Hispanic 0 0%
White Hispanic 5 1%
Other Hispanic 0 0%

What are the ages of tenant heads of households in the Wilson Housing Authority Public Housing program?

Age Range of Head of Household Number of Households % of Households
Under 24 25 5%
25-50/td> 246 50%
51-61 89 18%
62-84 128 26%
85 or Older 5 1%