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Housing Choice Vouchers

Wilson Housing Authority Closes its HCV Waiting List

The Wilson Housing Authority has closed its HCV waiting list. At this time no new applications are being accepted.

Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher program (formerly known as “Section 8”) is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments. The participant chooses any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects.

The waiting list for this program is currently closed.

Vouchers are limited to low-income families and individuals. WHA determines eligibility based on:

  1. Annual gross income;
  2. Whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family; and
  3. U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status.

If a family is eligible, WHA will also do a criminal background check on all adult applicants.

Housing Choice Voucher Forms


Wilson Area Landlords and Affordable Housing Providers

Wilson Landlord and Affordable Housing List

FY 2022 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 housing choice voucher program a household must qualify under the extremely low or very low income limits.

Current Voucher Payment Standards – Effective Oct. 1, 2023

WHA HCV Payment Standards 2023-2024

2023-2024 Utility Allowance – Effective Oct. 1, 2023

2023-2024 Wilson Housing Authority Utility Allowance sheets

Housing Choice Voucher VAWA Forms

WHA HCV HUD Form 5380

WHA HCV HUD Form 5380

WHA HCV Emergency Transfer Plan

WHA PH HUD Form 5383 – Emergency Transfer Request