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Wilson Housing Authority to open Voucher Wait List on March 11

The Wilson Housing Authority will open the waiting list for its Housing Choice Voucher program – popularly known as Section 8 – on Monday March 11, 2024. Beginning that day at 7 a.m., interested individuals and families will be able to pick up a pre-application form from one of the following locations: Housing Authority Administration Building, 301 E. Nash St.; The Wilson Housing Authority website, www.wilsonha.org. For more information about how to apply, please go to the Housing Tab at the top of this page and click on the Housing Choice Vouchers link. 

Wilson Housing Authority Closes Public Housing Waiting Lists

The Wilson Housing Authority has closed all of its Public Housing waiting lists. At this time no new applications are being accepted.

WHA requests proposals for repairing fire damaged units

The Wilson Housing Authority has issued a Request for Proposals for repairing damage to 602 and 604 Spruce Street that was caused by fire. All companies interested in submitting a proposal must do so by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. Please email Troy Davis, tdavis@wilsonha.org, or Cindy Whitley, cindy@wilsonha.org, with any questions about the request. To see specifics about the proposal for repairing the fire damage, please go to the Doing Business With WHA tab at the top of the page and click on the Procurement link.

Current Job Openings

We currently have job openings in our Public Housing and Maintenance departments. Please go to the Careers link at the top of the page and click on the Open Positions pull down tab to get more information

WHA gives away 100 computers

The Wilson Housing Authority partnered with the Kramden Institute of Durham to distribute 100 free desktop computers to Wilson families with school aged children who needed assistance getting a computer. For more information about this event please click on the link below to WRAL’s coverage of this partnership.

https://www.wral.com/story/wilson-housing-authority-kramden-institute-donate-computers-to-bridge-technology-divides/21192827/

Board approves 2024 Annual Plan, HCV utility allowances for 2023-2024

The Wilson Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners approved the agency’s Annual Plan for 2024 and Five-Year Plan for 2024-28 at its meeting on Oct. 12. The Board also approved new utility allowances for units housing HUD assisted households through the WHA’s housing choice voucher program and new housing choice voucher payment standards. The utility allowance sheets and voucher standards can be accessed by going to the Housing tab and clicking on housing choice vouchers.

Board approves new Admissions & Continued Occupancy Policy

At its meeting on June 8, the Wilson Housing Authority Board of Commissioners approved an updated Admissions & Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP). The ACOP is the rules and regulations that govern how the housing authority runs its public housing program. This new document contains a significant number of updates to its public housing rules and regulations. A PDF of the new ACOP can be found on our Public Housing Page, which can be found by clicking on the Housing tab on our homepage. This new ACOP replaces earlier versions of the ACOP and should be used by all individuals and organizations doing business with the housing authority.

Wilson Attorney Joins Wilson Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

Wilson attorney William Farris joined the Wilson Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners at its January meeting, filling the post vacated when Thomas Eatmon retired from the board in December.

For the full story please go to our News Channel tab and click on Announcements and Press Releases.

Board of Commissioners announces new leadership

The Wilson Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will be lead in 2023 by Annie Ward, who will serve as the board’s chair, and Kent Montgomery, who will serve as the board’s vice chair.

For the full story please go to our News Channel tab and click on Announcements and Press Releases.

Eatmon steps down after more than two decades on WHA Board

 Thomas Eatmon brought his 21-year run as a Wilson Housing Authority Commissioner to an end this month when he officially retired from the Board of Commissioners following its December meeting.

For the full story please go to our News Channel tab and click on Announcements and Press Releases.

New Utility Allowance Schedule Posted

The new utility allowance schedule for Wilson and Wilson County has been posted to this website. The new utility allowances take effect on Nov. 1, 2022. Please click on our Housing Choice Vouchers tab under the general housing tab to find a copy of the new utility allowance schedule.

Wilson Housing Authority celebrates ribbon cutting for new Eatmon Townhomes

Wilson and North Carolina officials join the Wilson Housing Authority in celebrating the ribbon cutting for its new 32-unit Eatmon Townhomes on Wednesday Aug. 17, 2022.

Updated Maintenance Charges

We have updated our maintenance charges for 2022 and they will go into effect once the board approves them. To see a copy of the new charges please click on this link:

WHA Maintenance Service Charges 2022

For our residents:

 If you have questions or concerns pertaining to your tenancy or housing assistance please contact your property manager/specialist or case worker by phone or email. The office staff will mail notices requesting any missing documentation.

You may report changes in your income via fax and email:

Forrest Road Manager – Bridgette Everette: bridgette@wilsonha.org, 252-291-1340

Whitfield Manger – Alysha Nutt: alysha@wilsonha.org, 252-291-7267

EB Jordan Manager – Sherica Taylor: staylor@wilsonha.org, 252-234-6016

WHA Mission Statement

 

Aniyah Barnes of Whitfield Homes sends homemade dish soap and corn starch bubbles skyward through her just completed pipe cleaner bubble blower. Barnes, 10, created a variety of patterns to blow her sudsy concoction through as a camper at the Wilson Housing Authority's Arts Camps sponsored by the Arts Council of Wilson and the Wilson Rotary Club.

Aniyah Barnes of Whitfield Homes sends homemade dish soap and corn starch bubbles skyward through her just completed pipe cleaner bubble blower. Barnes, 10, created a variety of patterns to blow her sudsy concoction through as a camper at the Wilson Housing Authority’s Arts Camps sponsored by the Arts Council of Wilson and the Wilson Rotary Club.

The Wilson Housing Authority is a recognized leader and innovator in sustainable, affordable housing.  A high performing agency for several years, WHA is able to engage in a level of community-based partnership with both the City of Wilson and the private sector business community that is exceptional among housing authorities.

The agency’s mission is to provide safe, decent, affordable housing to the Wilson Community, ensuring the sustainability and responsible land use in our development that is required for a forward-thinking community.