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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Strategic Plan

Raleigh Housing Authority’s 2024 Strategic Plan lays out the organization’s strategy for improving the lives of employees and our customers, increasing affordable housing development, and reaching our goals for equitable, inclusive communities. The five strategic goals put forth in the plan present our vision of what RHA hopes to accomplish, our objectives for how we will reach those goals, and the strategies for achieving success. 

The plan was approved by the Board of Commissioners on March 28, 2024. PDF of the plan is here.

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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