301 E. Nash Street, Wilson NC 27893

Public Housing

Wilson Housing Authority Closes Waiting Lists

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

New HUD Eviction Notice Rule

Wilson Housing Authority is now required to provide a 30-day notice prior to any adverse action for eviction for non-payment of rent instead of the previous 14 days.  If you receive a 30-day termination letter for non-payment of rent, a list of community resources will also be provided per the notice requirement.  This ruling has become effective December 8, 2021.  For more information, the PIH Notice 2021-29 can be found by clicking on the link below



Public (low-income) housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

Public (low-income) housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. WHA determines eligibility based on:

  1. Annual gross income
  2. Local preferences (subject to change based on the agency’s Annual Plan)
  3. U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status.
If a family is eligible, WHA will check criminal background and references to ensure that the family will be a good tenant. The Authority may deny admission to any applicant who may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the community’s environment.

In addition to subsidizing living units for various family sizes, WHA offers public (low-income) housing units that are specifically designated for seniors and adults with disabilities.

Public Housing Forms

WHA ACOP June 2023 Update

Income Limits for Wilson County


To find the income limits for Wilson County click on the tab that says Click Here for FY2023 IL documentation. To qualify for the public housing program a household must qualify under the extremely low, very low or low income limits.

Public Housing VAWA Forms

WHA PH HUD Form 5380

WHA PH HUD Form 5382

WHA PH Emergency Transfer Plan

WHA PH HUD Form 5383 – Emergency Transfer Request