Housing Application

Who Can Apply For Housing

Applicants must qualify as a family and/or as an eligible single person.  Annual gross income must be within limits as established by HUD for this area, with adjustments for smaller and larger families.  An eligible family includes but is not limited to a single person who may be elderly, near-elderly, displaced, disabled, or any other single person; or a group of persons residing together as a family that may or may not include children regardless of marital status.  It includes elderly single persons; the remaining member of a tenant family; a displaced person; or a single individual.  An elderly family is one whose head spouse or sole member is at least 62 years of age, and may include unrelated elderly, disabled or handicapped persons living together. Eligible families pay a monthly rent equal to the greater of 30% of their monthly adjusted income or 10% of unadjusted monthly income.  If utilities are not included in the rent, the family receives a rent credit equal to the RHA’s estimate of the cost of utilities.

RHA has implemented preferences for its Housing Programs. If you wish to claim a preference, you may need to provide additional information which is located on the application.


Are you Ready To Rent?

Do you need help understanding the rental process? Do you find it difficult to communicate effectively with landlords? Do you need help with past rental issues?  If you answered YES to any of these questions, please consider taking the next Ready To Rent workshop.   The Wake County Ready to Rent (RTR) program is a housing readiness workshop that provides education, guidance and resources to help individuals develop the skills necessary to have a positive leasing experience.  In addition to this valuable education, RHA began awarding a housing preference to the Wake County Ready to Rent (RTR) program.  As of April 1, 2018, any housing choice voucher applicant who is both a Wake County resident and RTR graduate is eligible to receive a preference!  Applicants who are graduates of the RTR program must still meet all other eligibility requirements for voucher assistance. Applicants be sure to provide RHA with a copy of your Ready to Rent Certificate of Completion to benefit from this housing preference.  For more information visit:  Click Here


How To Apply For Housing

(Note: Waitlists are currently closed to new applications. As of 5pm on October 31, 2023, all RHA Section 8 Voucher and Public Housing waiting lists are temporarily closed and are not accepting new applications. The best way to keep informed about our waiting lists is to check our website frequently. Sign up to receive email updates about our waitlist status here:  http://bit.ly/RHA_waitlist)


Change of Status forms

Click Here:  S/8 Applicant Change of Status – English

Click Here:  S/8 Applicant Change of Status – Spanish



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