301 E. Nash Street, Wilson NC 27893

Public Housing

Public Housing Waiting Lists open for 3, 4 and 5-bedroom units

The Wilson Housing Authority has an open waiting list for its 3, 4 and 5-bedroom public housing units.

The housing authority has three public housing communities – Whitfield Homes, Forrest Road Homes and EB Jordan Homes – and applicants can apply for all three communities on the same application.

To qualify for public housing, applicants must meet federal income eligibility guidelines and other federal eligibility regulations. Applicants will also need to be able to provide copies of a photo identification for any member of a household over the age of 18, a social security card for all household members and a birth certificate for all household members.

Applications will be considered in the order in which they are returned. Applications that are received from veterans will receive a preference in where they are placed on the waiting list. Households who are currently experiencing homelessness and victims of domestic violence who are currently in a shelter will also receive a preference if the application is accompanied by a signed preference letter.

Only fully completed applications will be accepted by the housing authority for consideration.

Only applications that qualify for 3, 4 and 5-bedroom units will be processed. At this time, the housing authority is not taking new applications for its 1 and 2-bedroom units because its waiting list is still full for these units.

Applications and preference letters can be picked up from the following locations Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

WHA Administrative Office: 301 Nash Street E.

Forrest Road Homes Office: 502 Parkview Street

Whitfield Homes Office: 633 E. Walnut Street

EB Jordan Homes Office: 1800-H Fountain Drive

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

Public Housing Application

Completed applications will be accepted on Tuesday and Thursday at the following locations:

Forrest Road Homes Office: 502 Parkview Street

Whitfield Homes Office: 633 E. Walnut Street

EB Jordan Homes Office: 1800-H Fountain Drive

Completed applications can also be mailed to any of the three offices. All of the offices are located in Wilson and their zip code is 27893.

You can also fax your completed application to 252-291-1340.

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.

New HUD Eviction Notice Rule

Wilson Housing Authority is now required to provide a 30-day notice prior to any adverse action for eviction for non-payment of rent instead of the previous 14 days.  If you receive a 30-day termination letter for non-payment of rent, a list of community resources will also be provided per the notice requirement.  This ruling has become effective December 8, 2021.  For more information, the PIH Notice 2021-29 can be found by clicking on the link below



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 2022 September 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