Northwestern Regional Housing Authority has provided essential housing services to our less fortunate neighbors in the mountain counties every working day of the past 30 years.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

The housing choice voucher program is a federal program that helps very low-income families, the elderly and the disabled to afford decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market. Participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, mobile homes and apartments and are not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects.

Northwestern Regional Housing Authority (NRHA) administers 1,945 Housing Choice Vouchers on behalf of the U.S. Department of… more

Property Management

The Housing Authority maintains and performs certified property management in several locations in order to provided reduced rent to qualified residents.

Cane Creek Village (Mitchell)Cub Creek (Wilkes)Forest Hills (Yancey)Hawthorne House (Yancey)Highland Village (Alleghany)Historic Elk Park School (Avery)Oak Grove Village (Ashe)White Laurel (Watauga)Wintergreen (Wilkes)Winterstone (Mitchell)Woodland (Yancey)Woodland Hills (Yancey)

New Development/Mixed Finance Model

This program employs a variety of financing mechanisms and development styles to build apartments for families, elderly and handicapped individuals. These developments employ private investment, local commercial lending and limited government assistance.

The Oaks (Ashe)Historic Wilkesboro School (Wilkes)


General Construction Contracting

We oversee the construction of several developments that will be used for various purposes, including affordable rental units and first time homeownership.

Family Self Sufficiency

What is FSS?

Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) is a HUD-sponsored program that encourages communities to develop local strategies that will help Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) families obtain employment leading to economic independence and self-sufficiency. Housing Authorities work with social service agencies, schools, businesses, and other local partners to develop a comprehensive program that gives participating FSS family members the skills and experience to enable them to obtain employment… more