The NRHA is a proud recipient of numerous local, state, and federal awards. We are proud of our programs, developments, and staff that made these awards possible. We extensively value the recognition we have received for our planning, development, and implementation of safe and affordable housing. It is with pleasure and gratitude that we continue to serve our community.

The work of Northwestern Regional Housing Authority can be truly appreciated by examining the statistics of assisted families and individuals.

Total Individuals Served4,198
Total Households Served2,117
Privately Held Rental Assistance Households1,735
Percentage of Female-Headed Households80%
Percentage of Elderly/Disabled Households61%
Family Self-Sufficiency Participants202
Average Annual Household Income$12,530
Income as Percentage of AMI17%
Average Monthly Contract Rent$831
Average Monthly Assistance Payment$531
Average Monthly Family Contribution$308

Awards Received for Developments

  • Woodland Hills (Burnsville, NC):
    • Housing North Carolina Award - Elderly (1998)
    • National Homebuilders - Senior Housing Council (1998)
  • White Laurel (Boone, NC):
    • Southeastern Regional Conference of NAHRO Creativity Award (1999)
    • Housing North Carolina Award - Family (2000)
  • Oak Grove Village (Jefferson, NC) :
    • Community Affordable Housing Equity Corp. - Best Development of the Year (2000)
  • Cane Creek Village (Bakersville, NC):
    • Community Affordable Housing Equity Corp. - Best Manager of the Year (2002)
  • Historic Elk Park School (Elk Park, NC):
    • Preservation Foundation of North Carolina - Gertrude S. Carraway Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation (2004, 2012, 2019)
    • National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials - Award of Merit for Innovative Adaptive Reuse (2005)
  • Hawthorne House (Burnsville, NC):
    • Housing North Carolina Award - Supportive Housing (2008)
  • Historic Ashe Hospital (Jefferson, NC):
    • Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award (2020)
    • ACHP / HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation - (2020)

Awards Received for programs

  • HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance:
    • NAHRO Outstanding Achievement Award (1976)
  • In 1976, NWRHA was awarded the NAHRO Outstanding Achievement award for the HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance Program.
  • HUD Mutual Self Help:
    • Special Recognition (1988)
  • HUD Section 8 Self Sufficiency:
    • Performance Award Program (1992)
  • Southeast Regional Section 8 Housing Association:
    • Presidential Award (2000)
  • North Carolina Housing Authority Directors Association:
    • Charter Member Recognition (2003)
  • HUD Section 8 Homeownership Program:
    • Certificate of Appreciation (2004)
  • North Carolina Housing Finance Agency:
    • Highest Home Protection Closings (2009)
  • North Carolina Housing Finance Agency:
    • Performance Recognition Home Foreclosure Prevention (2011)
  • NC Foreclosure Prevention Fund:
    • Highest Approval Rate (2012)
  • State Home Foreclosure Prevention Program:
    • All Green on the Screen (2012)
  • Northwestern Regional Housing Authority:
    • Outstanding Leadership Award (2012)