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Public housing assistance is provided at four apartment communities owned & operated by the Gastonia Housing Authority. These apartment complexes are located within the city limits of Gastonia and are accessible by the City of Gastonia Transit System. Utilities are provided in Public Housing; however, any excess utility usage is payable by residents.
Visit the HUD website for more information on the public housing program.
The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program provides housing choice vouchers to qualified applicants which allow families to locate affordable housing (apartments or houses) anywhere in Gaston County.
View the HUD website for more information on the Section 8 program.
Emergency housing is only offered through homeless shelters or the Salvation Army. A resource pamphlet titled "Where Are You Sleeping Tonight" has been developed by the City of Gastonia's Community Development Department and provides information for temporary and/or emergency housing and is available in the Self-Service Resource Center rack located in the Central Office lobby and at each site management office.
• Where is the Gastonia Housing Authority Central Office located and what services are provided by central office staff?
I. Cameron Courts/Weldon Heights - 1305 N Weldon St
II. Mountain View - 425 Edwin St
III. Linwood Terrace (elderly only) - 1612 Conrad St
Public housing applications are available at each site management office. A family wishing to reside in public housing must visit the property where they wish to live and obtain an application from the site manager. The application is completed and returned to the site manager. The application is date stamped at the time the application is received by the site manager. Should a family wish to apply at more than one site; the site manager will fax a copy of the original application to the other desired sites. The family will be responsible for visiting the other site(s) and meeting with the site manager. This application will be held pending a site visit by the family and will date stamped at the time the family visits this property location.
Once your name reaches the top of either waiting list you will be asked to provide additional information such as, birth certificates and social security cards for each member of the applicant household, written verification of all household income, non-certified copies of criminal reports for all family members age 18 or older from any county they have resided in or been arrested in within the past three years.
The application will be reviewed and entered into our computer system for placement on the appropriate waiting list(s) in the order that it was received and ranked according to established preferences.
Assuming that you meet the preliminary requirements, you will be mailed a letter indicating that you have been placed on the waiting list.
This letter does not guarantee that you will be housed, but merely acknowledges that your application has been accepted and placed on the waiting list pending further verification.
a. The Section 8 waiting list is available in the Self-Service Resource Center rack at the Central Office during office hours or on this website.
b. The public housing waiting list can be viewed during normal office hours at the site office(s) where application was made or on this website.
• What happens if any of my information changes after my application has been submitted and I am placed on the waiting list?
Changes for a Section 8 applicant must be reported in writing by completing an application update form available in the Self-Service Resource Center rack at the Central Office or on the website.and deposited in the drop box located in the lobby of the Central Office.
The Public Housing applicant must visit the site manager of the property where the original application was taken or on the website. The forms must be completed and delivered to the site manager.
No applicant updates will be taken over the telephone.
Failure to report any changes may cause your application to be purged from the waiting list and will require you to re-apply for Public Housing or Section 8 assistance. This will delay your possibility of being offered housing or assistance.