301 E. Nash Street, Wilson NC 27893


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 Waiting List Instructions

The Wilson Housing Authority has an open wait list for its two, three, four and five bedroom units at all three of its Public Housing communities. We are not, at this time, accepting new applications for our one-bedroom units at those communities.

The housing authority is also accepting applications for its one and two bedroom units at its Varita Court apartments for persons 62 and older.

Applications for both Public Housing and Varita Court can be downloaded from the following links:



Completed applications can be returned by emailing them to dsims@wilsonha.org.

If you have questions, please call Timothy Rogers at 252-291-2245 ext. 225.

Public Housing Forms


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