WAIT LIST OPENING SEPT. 21 FOR 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. For information about how to apply please go to the Housing Tab at the top of the page and click on the Public Housing choice in the pull down menu.
WAIT LIST OPENED FOR VARITA COURT ELDERLY APARTMENT BUILDING
The Waiting List for our Varita Court Apartments for the elderly is currently open. For more information and to get a copy of the application go to the New Development pull down tab and click on the Properties link.
HOPE RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OPEN IN NORTH CAROLINA
Renters who are seeking rental assistance through the state’s HOPE program can apply online at hope.nc.gov or by calling (888) 9ASKHOPE (888) 927-5467. If the tenant qualifies for rent assistance, their landlord will be contacted by the HOPE Program to complete the Landlord and Tenant Agreement and W-9 tax form. Landlords cannot apply for the HOPE Program, but they can refer distressed tenants to the program for eligibility screening and referral. The website contains additional information about the program including a list of frequently asked questions for both applicants and landlords.
CURRENT JOB OPENINGS
We currently have a job opening in our 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 Statement on Coronavirus
Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, The Wilson Housing Authority is following the recommendations of the State of North Carolina and has taken additional precautionary safety measures by closing all of its offices to the public until further notice. WHA staff are working staggered office hours to reduce the number of people in the office at any one time, but they can be reached by phone or email.
The main phone number for the WHA’s office is 252-291-2245.
The links above outline COVID-19 policies approved by HUD for public housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs. The Wilson Housing Authority is following all HUD policies regarding the payment of rent and the temporary suspension of evictions due to non-payment of rent during the COVID-19 crisis. The HUD approved COVID-19 waivers can be implemented by the Wilson Housing Authority. We will implement these waivers as needed to assist our residents.
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 – Diana Espino: email@example.com, 252-291-1340
Whitfield Manger – Alysha Nutt: firstname.lastname@example.org, 252-291-7267
EB Jordan Manager – Sherica Taylor: email@example.com, 252-234-6016
If you need to drop off documents or other papers for either public housing or our HCV program you can do so by dropping this material in the box in the lobby of our administrative office between the hours 9 a.m. – noon, Monday-Thursday.
Public housing documents and material can also be dropped off at your community’s office between the hours of 9-11 a.m., Monday-Thursday.
All rent payments, including late payments without a late letter, are being accepted in the drop box located at 213 Broad Street, Wilson, NC 27893.
Please call 252-291-2245 Ext. 217 for maintenance emergencies. All non-emergency maintenance calls will be logged but the work will only be done when the WHA is able to lift these emergency measures.
If you are ill, please self-quarantine and contact the appropriate health officials and your office manager.
Remember to comply with your program and lease rules. Thank you for your cooperation during this difficult time. We encourage everyone to follow the recommendations coming from our public health officials and local, state and federal governments.
WHA Mission Statement
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.