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Public Housing

Public or assisted housing was created by the Congress of the United States in 1937. Its purpose was to provide decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing to families unable to pay market rate rents. The assistance was to be temporary in nature, and structured to allow residents to move in, move up and move out. Today, there are approximately 1.5 million U.S. households residing in public housing units, managed and maintained by over 3,000 local housing authorities and funded on an annual basis by the Congress. The funds are distributed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development who also provides technical assistance and oversees compliance by the authorities of Federal law and regulations.

Apply by Phone

The Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority will accept telephone applications for its Public Housing Program on the third Wednesday of every month beginning December 16, 2020.

Applications will be taken by Telephone Only during the hours of 9am till 12pm

All applicants will be placed on a waiting list in the order of date and time called. 

You must provide the following information when you call to make the application:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Social Security Number
  • Family Composition
  • Whether disabled or handicapped

The telephone number for the application line is 910-302-5173.

Applications will only be accepted at this phone number on the above dates and times. 

The total household income determines the eligibility of families or individuals. There are programs designed to serve the elderly and handicapped who fall within the income limits. Other requirements include citizenship and/or immigration status. 

If you are eligible, the Housing Authority must verify all the information regarding household members and income. We will check all references including criminal history, credit, and previous landlords to make certain that your admission will not be detrimental to the community or to other residents. In some instances, we are required to deny admission for previous criminal and/or drug activity. We reserve the right to deny admission for prior rental history.