301 E. Nash Street, Wilson NC 27893

Public Housing


The Wilson Housing Authority will close the waiting lists for our public housing program on Dec. 13, 2021.

The last day that new applications for public housing 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.

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

A PDF of the application and preference letter is available here:

Public Housing Application

WHA Public Housing Preference Letter

If you are unable to either get or return an application and need an accommodation to help you do so, please call Timothy Rogers at 252-291-2245 ext. 225 or email him at trogers@wilsonha.org.

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.


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 2021 June Update

FY 2021 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 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