301 E. Nash Street, Wilson NC 27893

Public Housing

Public Housing opens Waiting List for 4- and 5-bedroom Units

The Wilson Housing Authority is opening the waiting lists for 4- and 5-bedroom units in all its public housing neighborhoods.

The housing authority will start taking applications for the units on July 6, 2023.

Applications can be picked up at the housing authority’s main office at 301 Nash Street S. or at any of its public housing offices.

The housing authority’s three public housing offices are Forrest Road Homes, 502 Parkview Street; Whitfield Homes, 633 S. Walnut Street; and EB Jordan Homes, 1800-H Fountain Drive.

Applications can be picked up at any of the four offices Monday-Thursday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

A pdf of the application is available here but currently there is not a way to apply online.

Public Housing Application

Completed applications can be returned to any of the public housing offices on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting July 6 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Starting July 6, completed applications can also be emailed to dsims@wilsonha.org or faxed to 252-291-0984. Applicants can also mail their applications to The Wilson Housing Authority, 301 Nash Street South, Wilson, NC 27893.

If you need help getting an application or completing it, please contact Danielle Sims at 252-291-2245 ext. 265 or at her email address.

Currently, the waiting lists for 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units remain closed for all our public housing neighborhoods due to the high demand for them.

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.

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