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12/6 - Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Wait List Opens

The Housing Authority of the City of Rocky Mount will open the Section 8 Waiting list on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at 9:00 am. Section 8 Housing will accept only the first 250 applicants only.

All Applications will be accepted ONLINE ONLY at OR

The Housing Authority of the City of Rocky Mount will require during the interview process, copies of your Social Security Cards, birth certificates, verification of current income, current valid North Carolina photo identification cards (for persons 18 and older) of each person that will be placed on the application.

If you are a person with special needs, please contact our office at 252.450.3523. If our staff is unavailable, please leave a message, and we will return your call within 24 hours.

If you are a person with special needs & wish to request special accommodations, please contact the Housing Authority.
(By Appointment Only)

The Housing Authority of the City of Rocky Mount has the right to suspend 'taking applications' at any time with notice.

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Housing Authority of the City of Rocky Mount (RMHA) does not discriminate on the basis of handicap (physical or mental) in the admission of or access to public housing, or the treatment of employee or applicants for employment.

Any discrimination on this basis is illegal.

Instructions to complete an online application for Rocky Mount Housing Authority:

Go to or

Select start a new application. The applicant must enter their Social Security Number, Date of Birth, and Last Name.

Select "Yes, I need to start a new application" and Select "Get Started".

Read ALL the information on the page and Select Start Application

Step 1: The applicant will need to select the Public Housing (Low Rent) Waiting List.

Step 2: All Terms to Accept must be accepted to proceed to the next section of the application.

Step 3: Enter information for Head of Household.

Step 4: Enter the finance information (Income and Assets), Expenses, and Applicant History for the Head of Household.

Step 5: Enter the Applicant History information- Criminal History and Federal Assisted Housing History.

Step 6: Adding Additional Household members.

Step 7: Enter any financial information for the additional household members such as Income and Assets. You will have to continue this process for each family member that is added to the application.

Step 8: Enter Emergency Contact information.

Step 9: Miscellaneous Information Section- Questions regarding bedroom sizes and additional questions. If you are claiming a preference, proper verification will be required.

Step 10: Review and confirm your Application.

The applicant must review the application and make sure everything is correct. Then the applicant clicks on Submit. If your application was successfully submitted, you should receive the following message "You have successfully submitted your application".

Instructions to Update/Edit an application:
Go to  or

Click on view your rental application. The applicant will need to enter their Social Security Number, Date of Birth, and Last Name. Select "No, I want to view my rental application" to update a currently existing application record. This brings the applicant to the application status menu. From here, they can update/edit by selecting "View Application".