About Us

This image features a smiling African-American woman in a dark colored business suit in front of a dark-colored background. Below her reads the text:Burnetta J. Smith, Chief Executive Officer


On behalf of the Board of Commissioners and Staff, welcome to the Housing Authority of the County of Wake’s website.  We hope that you find our site user friendly, informative and helpful.  If we can be of further assistance, please contact our office.

We believe that housing is a basic need of every family, but our goal is to provide a housing opportunity for eligible families. While we embrace the opportunity to serve our elderly and disabled population for as long as they can live independently and with dignity,  we believe that “in, up and out” should be the goal of able bodied adults. We are committed to providing an opportunity that should encourage and empower residents to achieve the goal of self sufficiency and home ownership.  We believe in creating partnerships that cultivate our beliefs, resulting in opening the “Doorway of Opportunity” for someone else.

It is with professionalism, pleasure and pride that we have the opportunity of serving you.


Burnetta J. Smith


The Public Housing Waiting List effective March 31, 2018.

The Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) waiting list remains closed.

The Housing Authority of the County of Wake's Board of Commissioners will meet on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Wake County Agricultural Building.  The address is 4001 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC



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