Durham Housing Authority (DHA)

330 E Main Street, Durham, NC, 27701

Durham County

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The Durham Housing Authority in North Carolina is accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) waiting list from August 20th, 2018 until August 26th at 11:59PM
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About Durham Housing Authority (DHA)

Durham Housing Authority (DHA) strives to increase self-sufficiency of residents by providing them with an opportunity to develop specific strategies that will assist them in becoming more independent and breaking the cycle of poverty. DHA programs include HOPE VI, conventional housing and Section 8.

Additional Information

As of early 2018, the Housing Choice Voucher wait list is closed, so they are not accepting applications at this time. However, DHA plans to open its HCV wait list in the near future and you are welcome to apply at that time. DHA will advertise upcoming wait list openings on its website at http://www.durhamhousingauthority.org/, in the Herald Sun newspaper, and at several agencies throughout the Durham community. They are accepting applications for public housing, and more information about it can be found on their site.

Mission Statement

The Mission of The Durham Housing Authority is to be a leader for affordable housing in Durham County by serving as a housing safety net, promoting individual self-sufficiency, leveraging core housing competency to support DHA's mission, managing real estate and facilitating and participating in mixed income housing development.

Program Summary for Durham Housing Authority (DHA)

Durham Housing Authority (DHA) is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Durham Housing Authority (DHA) manages several funded programs and has a total of 60 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Durham Housing Authority (DHA) administered a total of 50 Section 8 Vouchers. Durham Housing Authority (DHA) currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Durham Housing Authority (DHA) is located at 330 E Main Street, Durham, NC, 27701 and serves the city of Durham. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Durham Housing Authority (DHA) at, (919)683-1551 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status Active
Size of Durham Housing Authority (DHA) compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities N/A
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher N/A
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units N/A
Waiting list for the Durham Housing Authority (DHA) is currently Open

2017 Income Limits for Durham County, NC

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Durham County, NC:

Median Income
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $24,750
  • $28,300
  • $31,850
  • $35,350
  • $38,200
  • $41,050
  • $43,850
  • $46,700
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $14,850
  • $17,000
  • $20,160
  • $24,300
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,730
  • $40,890
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $39,600
  • $45,250
  • $50,900
  • $56,550
  • $61,100
  • $65,600
  • $70,150
  • $74,650

2017 Fair Market Rents for Durham County, NC

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Durham County, NC:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$710 $834 $978 $1332 $1481

Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Orange County Housing Authority Orange County Housing Authority Hillsborough NC N/A 82 Open 12.61 Miles Contact
Chapel Hill Department of Housing Chapel Hill Department of Housing Chapel Hill NC N/A N/A Open 15.55 Miles Contact
Raleigh Housing Authority (RHA) Raleigh Housing Authority (RHA) Raleigh NC N/A N/A Open 20.17 Miles Contact
North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs Raleigh NC 936 N/A Open 20.5 Miles Contact
Chatham County Housing Authority Chatham County Housing Authority Pittsboro NC 470 N/A Open 24.72 Miles Contact
Oxford Housing Authority Oxford Housing Authority Oxford NC N/A N/A Open 27.91 Miles Contact

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Durham Housing Authority (DHA) Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Durham County Quick Facts

Population: 294,460
Persons Per Household: 2.36
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 34.5%
Homeownership Rate: 55.0%
Housing Units: 125,001
Yearly Income Per Person: $29,347
Median Household Income: $51,853