301 E. Nash Street, Wilson NC 27893
252-291-2245

About Us

Wilson Housing Authority to Stop Taking New Applications for Public Housing and Varita Court

The Wilson Housing Authority is closing the waiting lists for two of its programs on Dec. 13, 2021.
The two programs that will no longer be accepting new applications are our public housing program and our elderly housing program at Varita Court.

The last day that new applications for either of these programs will be accepted is Dec. 9, 2021. Applications for public housing can be turned in on Tuesday and Thursday to any of our three public housing offices and applications for Varita Court can be turned in at our administrative office at 301 Nash Street E.

Our three public housing offices are located at 502 Parkview Street, 1800-H Fountain Drive and 633 E. Walnut Street.

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.

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: despino@wilsonha.org, 252-291-1340

Whitfield Manger – Alysha Nutt: alysha@wilsonha.org, 252-291-7267

EB Jordan Manager – Sherica Taylor: staylor@wilsonha.org, 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

 

Aniyah Barnes of Whitfield Homes sends homemade dish soap and corn starch bubbles skyward through her just completed pipe cleaner bubble blower. Barnes, 10, created a variety of patterns to blow her sudsy concoction through as a camper at the Wilson Housing Authority's Arts Camps sponsored by the Arts Council of Wilson and the Wilson Rotary Club.

Aniyah Barnes of Whitfield Homes sends homemade dish soap and corn starch bubbles skyward through her just completed pipe cleaner bubble blower. Barnes, 10, created a variety of patterns to blow her sudsy concoction through as a camper at the Wilson Housing Authority’s Arts Camps sponsored by the Arts Council of Wilson and the Wilson Rotary Club.

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.