Public Housing


The Columbus County Public Housing Authority’s Mission Statement:

Provide safe, decent and sanitary housing conditions for very low-income families and to manage resources efficiently. The PHA is to promote personal, economic and social upward mobility to provide families the opportunity to make the transition from subsidized to non-subsidized housing. This office only issues Section 8 Vouchers at this time.

The Section 8 Voucher program is a key program in the HUD mainframe. Since the voucher is provided to the “tenant” and not the “unit” this allows tenants on the Section 8 program to find and lease private units, townhouses, apartments, and mobile homes. The participant has the choice to choose which type of housing works for them.

Once a family or individual has been issued a voucher they are responsible for finding their desired unit. Rental units must meet the income requirement for the tenant, be comparable to other rented units in the area, and be able to pass an HQS inspection. HQS inspections will be conducted until 09/30/2024, then the HQS standard will be replaced with NSPIRE protocol. Once the family has passed income requirements, and the unit has passed inspection the PHA will set up subsidy payments that will be paid directly to the landlord. The difference between actual rent, and the PHA’s subsidy payment will be the amount the tenant is responsible for paying to the property owner.

Eligibility for program participation is determined by the HA based on the total gross annual income and the family size.


After April 25th,2024 our waiting list will be CLOSED. This is due to the number of applicants we already have on the list. Should the CCPHA receive additional funding or exhaust the number of families on the current waiting list, the list will reopen. If you have already applied for the CCPHA Section 8 program, please do NOT worry your applications have been retained and will be processed in the order in which they were received. 

For all current applicants you can check your status on the waiting list by calling         910-640-6618 ext #3.. 

If you are a Landlord and interested in the Section 8 program, please contact us at    910-640-6618 or reach out to us by email at or 

For your convenience a self-service station has been installed outside of our office located at 612. N. Madison St. Whiteville, NC 28472. Here you’ll find all office forms needed to apply, or request a change in income. Forms can also be dropped off in our drop-off location located outside beside the self-service station for 24/7 convenience. 


If you have any changes in your income you MUST complete an interim form no later than 10 days of the change. If you are unsure of what to report as an income change, please contact the office for further assistance. 


Equal Opportunity Housing


Contact Us

Public Housing
Name Title Phone Number
Rebecca Tyson Director
J’Nai N. Kirksey-Roman Assistant Director

612 N. Madison Street
Whiteville, NC  28472

P.O.Box 829
Whiteville, NC  28472

Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm