ECHSA, Inc. Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
Disaster Housing Preference
Eastern Carolina Human Services Agency, Inc. (ECHSA, Inc.) recognize the east coast is susceptible to numerous natural disasters; leaving families displaced and even homeless. In an effort to ensure that individual(s)/families are placed in housing that is safe, decent, and sanitary, as quickly as possible; the following process was implemented on July 1, 2017, regarding preference for disaster victims:
1. Resident Advisory Board – The RAB met on Feb. 12, 2016, and suggested preference be included in the PHA Plan.
2. Public Hearing – The Preference Suggestion was discussed during the public hearing on March 13, 2017. As a result, the majority of the community determined it was necessary to present it to the Board for approval.
3. Board Meeting – On March 15, 2017, ECHSA, Inc. Board of Directors unanimously voted on and approved that preference be given to individual(s)/families that are displaced or become homeless, due to a natural disaster to become effective July 1, 2017.
If you have experienced a natural disaster and your home or dwelling has been declared unlivable, please contact the Onslow Office at (910) 455-9761 or the Duplin Office at (910) 285-5331.
*SUBJECT TO VOUCHER AVAILABILITY IN SERVICE AREA*