About Us

The State of North Carolina chartered the Raleigh Housing Authority (RHA), in 1938.  The first two developments constructed to replace substandard housing in the City of Raleigh were occupied in 1940 and 1941. Currently, RHA owns and manages more than 1,400 public housing and rental assistance demonstration (“RAD”) units and administers over 3,900 Housing Choice (Section 8) vouchers.  The occupancy rate for public housing is 99+% and the voucher program is 100% utilized.  There is a waiting list for both programs.

RHA has a nine member Board of Commissioners that provides oversight for the Authority.  Under HUD’s report card called the Public Housing Assessment System, RHA has consistently been rated as a “High Performer.”  Our most recent score (March 2023) was 94 out of 100.  RHA is active in the following areas:

  • Capital Fund Program
  • Resident Initiatives
  • Housing for Seniors

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RHA Demographics and Statistics

Annual Surveys

The Raleigh Housing Authority reached out in the summer of 2023 to survey Housing Choice Voucher holders, landlords and internal staff to request feedback on our operations. We have used this information to make significant improvements, and we will continue to issue surveys annually to increase communication and engage our audiences. Below are the results:

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