Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program Eligibility PDF Print E-mail

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Qualify as a family
  • Annual income plus income from assets does not exceed the Income Limits Total Tenant Payment does not exceed the current FMR for Forsyth County.
  • No indebtedness to the Housing Authority.
  • No felonious violent criminal act or drug related act within the last four (4) years.
  • No misdemeanor violent criminal act or drug related act within the last one (1) year.
  • Not a registered sex offender.
  • Has not committed fraud, misrepresentation or falsified information. Has not been evicted from any Assisted Housing in the past year (3 years for drug-related activity).
  • Must submit evidence of citizenship or eligible applicant status.
  • Family must not have violated any family obligation during previous participation in the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program in the past 3 years.

Voucher Size based on Family Household Size:

 Household SizeVoucher SizeMaximum Rent Range
1-2 people  1 bedroom $400-$450
 2-4 people 2 bedroom  $450-$550
 4-6 people  3 bedroom  $550-$725
 6-8 people  4 bedroom  $700-$825
 8-10 people  5 bedroom  $800-$925

Maximum rent range is dependent on the participant’s income. The higher their income, the higher in the range they will be eligible.

Local Preferences for the Housing Choice Voucher Program

Preferences are not applicable to the Section 8 programs.

Waiting List:

The Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list is closed indefinitely. Please feel free to click on our Public Housing or Scattered Sites properties for an application.


Mission Statement

To create and maintain sustainable communities through partnerships to benefit the residents of Winston-Salem.

Vision Statement

To Create a self-sustaining, affordable housing and real estate development organization.

Contact Info

Mailing Address
Housing Authority of Winston-Salem
500 W. 4th Street, Suite 300
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

(336) 727-8500 Fax: (336) 777-8508

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