Expedite Your Section 8 Application With Wilmington Housing Authority

Section 8 Expedite Your Section 8 Application With Wilmington Housing Authority

Expedite Your Section 8 Application With Wilmington Housing Authority

Rent makes up the largest portion of monthly expenses for most Americans, meaning it's often one of the first expenses to go as soon as financial struggles begin. It leaves many people turning to house assistance or Section 8 housing, but the application process can be so overwhelming that it scares people away. DoNotPay can connect you to the Wilmington Housing Authority to set up Section 8 housing within a few minutes of your time

DoNotPay was created to help people advocate for themselves and cut through annoying red tape. Learn more about how to use DoNotPay below.

Who Is Eligible for Section 8 Housing?

Not everybody who applies will get approved for Section 8 housing administered by Wilmington Housing Authority. Most of the applications that are turned away are denied because the applicants don't meet the eligibility requirements. Generally speaking, to be eligible for Section 8 housing in the United States, you must:

  • Be over the age of 18
  • Have a household income of less than 50% of the city or county median (Wilmington, NC's is currently $47,580 according to the U.S. Census)
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or have qualifying immigration eligibility

More specifically, income limits for Section 8 housing and housing assistance in Wilmington are as follows:

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Wilmington applications must also not have a history of drug-related or violent criminal activity, being evicted in the past year, or disturbances and destruction of property.

Getting Housing Assistance From the Wilmington Housing Authority on Your Own 

If you want to try to get Section 8 housing or housing assistance on your own, you can certainly give it a go. It's important to understand that the application process can be long and taxing, and failure to fill out forms correctly can result in significant delays. To apply for housing assistance in Wilmington, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Wilmington Housing Authority website to see if the waitlist is open.
  2. If so, fill out the online application, or obtain a copy of the application in person at the Wilmington Public Housing Authority at 1524 S. 16th Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401.
  3. Fill out the form accurately and completely.
  4. Follow the prompts to submit your application to the correct place.
  5. Wait to hear back about whether your application was accepted or denied.

It can take several weeks or months to hear back about your application, and you may only be placed on a waitlist that can also last years before you can move into Section 8 housing. If you face homelessness or an upcoming eviction, the Wilmington Housing Authority recommends you reach out to The Good Shepherd or The Salvation Army for more prompt housing assistance.

How to Get Housing Assistance With DoNotPay

If the idea of going through all of those steps on your own without assistance makes you feel completely overwhelmed, you're not alone. Many people either lack the time or resources to fill out and submit all paperwork, but DoNotPay can do most of the hard work for you. All you have to do is follow these two simple steps:

  1. Answer a few questions about your income, family size, veteran/disability status, which county you hope to live in, etc.


  2. DoNotPay will find the PHA in charge of that county and contact them with all of your eligibility information to determine if you can start applying. They'll get back to you directly via email with the next steps.


After you submit your request, we will get right to work on sending a letter to your local housing authority on your behalf. In the meantime, you can focus on other pressing matters and know that we're doing everything to help you get the assistance you need.

Why Use DoNotPay?

DoNotPay makes getting in touch with the Wilmington Housing Authority quick, easy, and successful. With just a few minutes of your time, you can fill out our simple form, and we can take it from there. We will draft a professional letter and make the absolute best case about why you deserve and need housing assistance. 

We have already helped thousands of people in Wilmington, and we want to make the housing assistance process easier than ever.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

DoNotPay is the world's first robot lawyer, and it was designed to help people like you cut through the red tape and get more done faster. Besides helping you get in touch with a local housing authority, we can also assist you with:

If you're ready to tackle your to-do list with help from DoNotPay, join us today!

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