301 E. Nash Street, Wilson NC 27893

Public Housing


The Wilson Housing Authority will open the waiting lists for its 1, 2 and 4-bedroom public housing units on Sept. 21, 2021.

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, households who are currently experiencing homelessness and victims of domestic violence who are currently in a shelter will 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.

Starting Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, 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 is also available here:

Public Housing Application

WHA Public Housing Preference Letter

No application will be accepted before Sept. 21.

Starting Sept. 21, 2021, 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

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.


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 2021 June Update

FY 2021 Income Limits for Wilson County


To find the income limits for Wilson County click on the tab that says Click Here for FY2021 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