301 E. Nash Street, Wilson NC 27893
252-291-2245

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Preapplications for Housing Choice Voucher program to be taken from Oct. 3 -24

Click here to print or download a copy of the preapplication:

WHA HCV PREAPPLICATION OCT. 2022

Completed preapplications can be returned in one of four ways:
1) Dropping it off in the return box in the lobby of the Wilson Housing Authority’s Administration
Office between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
2) Mailing it to the following address: Wilson Housing Authority, HCV Waiting List, 301 Nash St. E.,
Wilson, NC 27893. All mailed pre-applications must be postmarked by Oct. 24, 2022.
3) Emailing it to swhitley@wilsonha.org. All emails must be received by 4 p.m. on Oct. 24, 2022.
4) Faxing it to 252 291-0984. All faxes must be received by 4 p.m. on Oct. 24, 2022.

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.

Public Housing Wait Lists open for 3, 4 and 5-bedroom units

The Wilson Housing Authority has open waiting lists for its 3, 4 and 5-bedroom public housing units. 

The housing authority has three public housing communities – Whitfield Homes, Forrest Road Homes and EB Jordan Homes – and applicants can apply for all three communities on the same application.

To qualify for public housing, applicants must meet federal income eligibility guidelines and other federal eligibility regulations. Applicants will also need to be able to provide copies of a photo identification for any member of a household over the age of 18, a social security card for all household members and a birth certificate for all household members.

Applications will be considered in the order in which they are returned. Applications that are received from veterans will receive a preference in where they are placed on the waiting list. Households who are currently experiencing homelessness and victims of domestic violence who are currently in a shelter will also receive a preference if the application is accompanied by a signed preference letter.

Only fully completed applications will be accepted by the housing authority for consideration.

Only applications that qualify for 3, 4 and 5-bedroom units will be processed. At this time, the housing authority is not taking new applications for its 1 and 2-bedroom units because its waiting list is still full for these units.

Starting March 7, applications and preference letters can be picked up from the following locations Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

WHA Administrative Office: 301 Nash Street E.

Forrest Road Homes Office: 502 Parkview Street

Whitfield Homes Office: 633 E. Walnut Street

EB Jordan Homes Office: 1800-H Fountain Drive

A PDF of the application and preference letter will also be available here starting March 7 for people to print and return.

Public Housing Application

Completed applications will be accepted on Tuesday and Thursday at the following locations:

Forrest Road Homes Office: 502 Parkview Street

Whitfield Homes Office: 633 E. Walnut Street

EB Jordan Homes Office: 1800-H Fountain Drive

Completed applications can also be mailed to any of the three offices. All of the offices are located in Wilson and their zip code is 27893.

You can also fax your completed application to 252-291-1340.

If you are unable to either get or return an application and need an accommodation to help you do so, please call Timothy Rogers at 252-291-2245 ext. 225 or email him at trogers@wilsonha.org.

The Wilson Housing Authority follows all state and federal fair housing regulations and is committed to offering an equal opportunity for housing for all persons.

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

Current Job Openings

We currently have job openings in our Public Housing and Maintenance Department. 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.

Wilson Housing Authority Waiting List for HCV Program is Closed

Because of the size of the waiting list for the Wilson Housing Authority’s housing voucher program, we currently are not taking any applications for it. A date for when this waiting list will reopen has not been set. When that happens, we will announce that information across a variety of platforms.

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.