Wilmington Housing Authority

Wilmington Housing Authority The Housing Authority of the City of Wilmington was organized and incorporated in 1938. Welcome to the Wilmington Housing Authority facebook.

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09/03/2013

PRESS RELEASE

Wilmington Housing Authority Awarded Vouchers to Assist Homeless Veterans

Wilmington, NC – August 22, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded 15 vouchers to the Wilmington Housing Authority (WHA) to assist homeless veterans through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program. This is in addition to the 40 vouchers WHA already administers under this program.

WHA CEO Michael Krause stated, “The HUD-VASH vouchers have proven to be a key component of not only providing housing to our country’s veterans, but also to assure they receive the services needed to successfully maintain permanent homes. These vouchers are making a significant impact on the veteran homelessness in New Hanover County.”

A joint news release by HUD and the VA stated, “The HUD-VASH program includes both the rental assistance the voucher provides and the comprehensive case management that the VA Medical Center (VAMC) staff provides. Veterans participating in the HUD-VASH program rent privately owned housing and generally contribute no more than 30 percent of their income toward rent. VA offers eligible homeless veterans clinical and supportive services through its medical centers across the U.S., Guam and Puerto Rico.”

“These vouchers represent an additional $94,000 in rental assistance that will be paid to landlords in this community. Not only does this program help veterans, but it helps our local economy,” commented Mr. Krause.

If you know of a homeless veteran, please have them contact the Fayetteville VAMC, Wilmington Community-Based Outreach Clinic to see if they are eligible for this program.

09/03/2013

PRESS RELEASE

Wilmington Housing Authority receives Low Income Housing Tax Credit Awared from North Carolina Housing and Finance Agency (NCHFA).

Wilmington, NC -- August 16, 2013 – The Wilmington Housing Authority, through its nonprofit development company, Housing and Economic Opportunities, Inc. has received a tax credit award that should yield approximately $6.5 million in tax credit equity to fund the renovation of 77 apartments at its Rankin Terrace public housing community as well as fund the new construction of a community resource center and management office.

Due to the present state of the Housing and Finance markets, the tax credit award is expected to net WHA approximately $6.5 million in construction funds. Gap financing will be provided by the Wilmington Housing Authority and an additional loan from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency. Construction is expected to begin in late spring of 2014. The project will be accomplished in phases so as to minimally disrupt the community.

WHA Chairperson Jeff Hovis says, “Once again, the Wilmington Housing Authority has successfully secured a competitive funding award so that it can enhance the quality of its affordable housing options for the citizens of Wilmington and New Hanover County.” "These funds will breathe new life into Rankin Terrace and the entire northside of the city of Wilmington", says WHA Chief Executive Officer, Michael J. Krause. “This award allows us to modernize an aging but otherwise viable property, replace deteriorating infrastructure, and build to modern code standards.”

About the Wilmington Housing Authority:
The Wilmington Housing Authority was established in 1937. The housing authority houses approximately 6,000 individuals. Prior projects initiated by WHA include 130 single family homes at Sunset South, 48 units of affordable family housing at The Pointe at Taylor Estates, 96 affordable apartments at Robert R. Taylor Senior Homes, and 48 townhomes at New Brooklyn Homes at Taylor Estates and the complete renovation of Creekwood South.

09/03/2013

PRESS RELEASE

PUBLIC HOUSING WAITING LIST CLOSING AT HOUSTON MOORE

Effective August 29, 2013, the Wilmington Housing Authority will no longer be accepting applications for public housing residency.



Michael J. Krause
Chief Executive Officer

WHA Employee  Health Fair 11/16/2012
11/26/2012

WHA Employee Health Fair 11/16/2012

WHA Employee Health Fair 11/16/2012

11/20/2012

WRAAP & NC Food Bank will be offering free food items, on November 21 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church. For more information, contact Executive Director of WRAAP at 910.520.9286

Join Us.....Annual Fall FestivalOctober 26th, 2012 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.WHA/UNCW Community Campus at HillcrestFor ALL WHA resi...
10/23/2012

Join Us.....Annual Fall Festival
October 26th, 2012 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
WHA/UNCW Community Campus at Hillcrest

For ALL WHA residents and the surrounding community!
Karoake, Fall Art, Cake Walk and Games!!

Choice Neighborhood Resident & Community Outreach Meetings JOIN US...Begining Tonight!Tonight, Wednesday, 12th4 p.m. Cho...
09/12/2012

Choice Neighborhood Resident & Community Outreach Meetings JOIN US...Begining Tonight!

Tonight, Wednesday, 12th
4 p.m. Choice Neighborhood Resident Meeting at Hillcrest.
6 p.m. Choice Neighborhood Outreach Meeting, Mount Olive AME Church- 1001 South 7th St.

Tomorrow, Thursday, 13th
2pm Choice Neighborhood Steering Committee at Hillcrest
4pm 4 p.m. Choice Neighborhood Resident Meeting at Hillcrest.
6 p.m. Choice Neighborhood Outreach Meeting, Church of Good Shepherd- 515 Queen Street

Great article by Star News regarding the Southside Hillcrest Area revitalization efforts.
06/28/2012
Residents' input sought before Hillcrest razed and rebuilt

Great article by Star News regarding the Southside Hillcrest Area revitalization efforts.

Paul D'Angelo had barely started his rounds of Wilmington's Hillcrest neighborhood when Christine Nixon confronted him on a sidewalk.

Southside Hillcrest Area Revitalization Plan (SHARP) is underway as the second week of Focus Group Meetings was wrapped ...
06/20/2012

Southside Hillcrest Area Revitalization Plan (SHARP) is underway as the second week of Focus Group Meetings was wrapped up! SHARP is the launch of a long-term effort to revitalize the Southside part of Wilmington, specifically, the Dry Pond neighborhood. Please go to http://sharp-wilmingtonnc.org/ to follow the exciting progress!

Congratulations to  Hillcrest Marching Harnets Drum and Drill team for winning second place at the competition in Newpor...
04/26/2012

Congratulations to Hillcrest Marching Harnets Drum and Drill team for winning second place at the competition in Newport News, VA.

Timeline Photos
04/26/2012

Timeline Photos

Wilmington Housing Authority's cover photo
04/24/2012

Wilmington Housing Authority's cover photo

04/24/2012

On April 14th Wilmington Housing Authority received the Secretary’s Opportunity and Empowerment Award from HUD and American Planning Association. The Award recognizes excellence in planning that has led to measurable benefits in terms of increased economic employ-ment, education, or housing choice or mobility for low- and moderate-income residents.

Wilmington Housing Authority's cover photo
04/17/2012

Wilmington Housing Authority's cover photo

Wilmington Housing Authority's cover photo
04/17/2012

Wilmington Housing Authority's cover photo

01/06/2012

The WHA Waiting List is now closed.

                            The WHA Waiting List is OpenThe Wilmington Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Pr...
12/05/2011
Wilmington Housing Authority Home - WHA

The WHA Waiting List is Open


The Wilmington Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is now accepting applications to be entered into the Lottery drawing to be placed on the HCV Waiting List.
The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.
Applications are available on WHA’s website at www.wha.net , at WHA developments and at the Central Office located at 1524 South 16th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401. The HCV office can be reached at 910-341-7727. Applications are also available at the following locations:

AME Zion Housing


New Spirit of Truth Church

Amigos Internacional


NHC Community Action

Brigade Boys & Girls Club


NHC DSS

Cape Fear Literacy Council


NHC Health Dept

Community Support Professionals


NHC Public Library - Downtown

Domestic Violence


Pilgrim House of Worship

Elderhaus


Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church

Embacy Church


Saint Phillip AME

Forest Hills Elementary


Salvation Army

From Death to Destiny


Snipes Elementary

Good Shepperd


Southeastern Center

House of Integrity


Sunset Park Elementary

House of Praise Ministries


Union Missionary Baptist

Life Changing Ministries


Up Lifting Faith Ministries

Macedonia Missionary Baptist


Williston Middle School

Mt. Nebo Baptist Church


Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality Network

Check back for updated locations where applications are available.

Submitting An Application

Applications will be accepted by US Postal Service mail ONLY.
The order of receiving the application will not affect whether or not you will be placed on the wait list, or the order of placement. The date we get your application does not matter, as long as it is postmarked by December 24, 2011.
Public Housing residents must submit a separate application if they want to apply for HCVP Lottery.
Please do not submit duplicate applications.
Applications must be postmarked no later than Saturday, December 24, 2011.
Only fully completed applications will be placed on the Waiting List.
All the applications will be placed together and 800 random applications will be drawn for placement on the Waiting List.

Lottery Drawing

A public lottery drawing will be conducted on Friday, January 6, 2012 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at WHA Offices at 1524 South 16th Street
Duplicate applications will receive only one placement on the list.
The order of placement on the Waiting List will be decided by the random drawing.
WHA will not be responsible for applications that are received after the January 6th drawing.

Notification

Applications chosen in the lottery drawing will be notified by mail of their placement.
Applications not chosen in the lottery will not be notified or placed on the Waiting List.
Applications not chosen will be free to apply at the next opening of the Waiting List.

All Applications MUST be mailed via the US Postal Service and
postmarked no later than Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Wilmington Housing Authority
HCV Waiting List 2011
PO Box 899
Wilmington, NC 28402

WHA does business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law
(The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988)
It is illegal to discriminate against any person because of
Race, Color, Religion, S*x, Handicap, Familial Status, or National Origin

Welcome to the Wilmington Housing Authority- Wilmington, NC

Timeline Photos
08/22/2011

Timeline Photos

Houston Moore window replacements begin!
08/22/2011

Houston Moore window replacements begin!

Section 8 Department renovation progress photo
08/18/2011

Section 8 Department renovation progress photo

WHA's Section 8 staff wouldn't recognize their offices this morning!  Contractors are working the night shift remodeling...
08/06/2011

WHA's Section 8 staff wouldn't recognize their offices this morning! Contractors are working the night shift remodeling this Department. Upgrades are being made to provide more file space and to make the area more conducive to receiving the thousands of families who apply and conduct recertification interviews each year.

This massive transformer was blown this past Wednesday evening when an underground electric cable split.  Crews will shu...
08/06/2011

This massive transformer was blown this past Wednesday evening when an underground electric cable split. Crews will shut off power to the building today from 8 am-12 noon as they run new cables and upgrade to a new transformer. Work was scheduled in the early morning to keep residents as cool as possible.

Progress Energy crews are on the job early at Solomon Tower, preparing to replace a faulty transformer that serves the b...
08/06/2011

Progress Energy crews are on the job early at Solomon Tower, preparing to replace a faulty transformer that serves the building and it's 150 households.

Harvest Time is nearing at the Robert S. Jervay-Elderly community garden at 2225 Adams Street.  This garden is successfu...
08/05/2011

Harvest Time is nearing at the Robert S. Jervay-Elderly community garden at 2225 Adams Street. This garden is successfully maintained by the 20 residents of this property, 14 of which are public housing residents.

Houston Moore kids enjoying a contractor-test of their new splash pad.
08/05/2011

Houston Moore kids enjoying a contractor-test of their new splash pad.

Colorful splash pads are nearing completion at Vesta Village and Houston Moore
07/19/2011

Colorful splash pads are nearing completion at Vesta Village and Houston Moore

New ivy beds at Solomon Tower are nourished by an automated sprinkler system
07/18/2011

New ivy beds at Solomon Tower are nourished by an automated sprinkler system

Jervay House shell is nearly complete
07/18/2011

Jervay House shell is nearly complete

Timeline Photos
07/18/2011

Timeline Photos

A zero-depth splash pad is being constructed at Houston Moore.  This custom designed water feature will soon be a fun am...
06/29/2011

A zero-depth splash pad is being constructed at Houston Moore. This custom designed water feature will soon be a fun amenity for the children of this community. An identical splash-pad is also being installed at Vesta Village.

Hillcrest residents turn out in large numbers to hear WHA's CEO and HUD Officials describe the planning process that wil...
06/17/2011

Hillcrest residents turn out in large numbers to hear WHA's CEO and HUD Officials describe the planning process that will be followed over the course of the next two years as WHA positions itself to apply for upwards of $30 million in Choice Neighborhoods Initiative funding to redevelop the Hillcrest neighborhood. Participation will be expanded to include residents of surrounding neighborhoods, property owners, and various stakeholders as this grant would serve as a catalyst for improvements beyond the boundaries of the Hillcrest neighborhood.

The former WHA Admissions Offices at Houston Moore have been demolished to make room for a community laundromat, residen...
06/11/2011

The former WHA Admissions Offices at Houston Moore have been demolished to make room for a community laundromat, resident computer lab, and Resident Organization office space.

Jervay House is taking shape!
06/08/2011

Jervay House is taking shape!

Address

1524 S 16th St
Wilmington, NC
28401

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

Telephone

(910) 341-7700

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