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COVID-19 Announcement

WCCA offices will be closed to the public until further notice. If you need assistance, please call 693-1711 for Section 8 Housing. WCCA wants to support all of our clients, customers and employees in staying safe and healthy during this emergency. We look forward to providing our full range of services as soon as this emergency has ended.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Public Law 116-136) provides the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with broad authority to waive or establish alternative requirements for numerous statutory and regulatory requirements for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program.  This Attachment provides a Summary of HCV Waivers and Alternative Requirements that WCCA is applying to the HCV program in response to the pandemic. 

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is a rent subsidy program funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The program enables very low income families to obtain standard housing. To be eligible, an applicant individual or family must be very low-income (below 50% of area median). Families/individuals are expected to contribute 30% of adjusted monthly income toward rent and utility expenses; the balance, subject up to established ceilings, is subsidized. 

Every rental unit is inspected to ensure that the unit meets minimum housing quality standards before a lease and Housing Assistance Payment contract are signed. Each year the assisted families are re-evaluated to determine whether their incomes still permit them to qualify for assistance under the program and to adjust the family’s portion of the rent. Units are also reinspected annually to ensure compliance with HUD’s Housing Quality Standards. 

We are currently funded to assist approximately 646 families in Henderson and Transylvania Counties.

Available “Housing Lists” of affordable housing are also made available to the general public through the department.   

The Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS)

The Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) The Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) enables families in the HCV program to progress, with case management, from dependency to independence of Governmental assistance while escrowing money which can ultimately be used as a down-payment for homeownership or other life-improving purposes. We have 40 slots available.

About The Staff
This department includes: Housing Director, Housing Specialists, and the FSS Coordinator and serves Transylvania and Henderson Counties.

FUNDING SOURCE: Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Printable Section 8 Rental Assistance Forms

You can download a free version of ADOBE Acrobat Reader here


Online Application


Check Online Waiting List

Housing Links

The following links provide useful information for income limits and other housing resources.

HUD Housing Choice Voucher Page

Landlord Information Package

HUD’s Housing Quality Standards Inspection Form

Additional Housing Resources 

Fair Housing/Discrimination Complaint Resource

NC Housing Finance Agency

COVID 19 Announcement

5 Year Plan

PHA 5 year and Annual Plan for 2020-2025

Questions may be addressed to Sheryl Fortune at 693-1711, ext. 125 or sfortune@wcca.org.

PHA 5 Year Plan Document

PHA Annual Plan Document

Income Limits

2020 Housing Choice Voucher Program Income Limits by County and Family Size

Henderson County
1 Person in Family: $26,300
2 People in Family: $30,050
3 People in Family: $33,800
4 People in Family: $37,550
5 People in Family: $40,600
6 People in Family: $43,600
7 People in Family: $46,600
8 People in Family: $49,600

Transylvania County
1 Person in Family: $20,700
2 People in Family: $23,650
3 People in Family: $26,600
4 People in Family: $29,550
5 People in Family: $31,950
6 People in Family: $34,300
7 People in Family: $36,050
8 People in Family: $39,050