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Hickory Public Housing Authority Programs


Affordable Housing Manged by Hickory Housing Owned by Nu-Dimensions

Nu-Dimensions, Inc. offers affordable housing to families within the city of Hickory, NC. We provide 311 affordable apartments for low-income families. Our unit sizes we offer ranges from one - four bedroom size apartments.


Each of our apartments are conveniently located within minutes of local business and grocery stores along with the local bus routes as well. Not only do we provide affordable housing, we also offer our families with additional programs to take part of, and to broaden and strengthen their housing experience. Our goal is to enhance the growth and development of sustainable communities where all residents can reach their full potential.


Housing Choice Voucher Program

The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market where tenants pay 30% of their income.   A family that is issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family's choice where the owner agrees to rent under the program.  Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety, as determined by the PHA. 


  • Mainstream Vouchers - Mainstream Vouchers must be used to assist non-elderly (between the age of 18 and not yet 62) persons with disabilities and their families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or transitioning out of institutional or other segregated settings, to find safe, clean, and affordable housing.  Once an applicant applies the Hickory Housing Authority will determines whether the family meets HCV program eligibility requirements, and conducts all other processes relating to voucher issuance and administration

  • VASH - HUD-VASH is a collaborative program between HUD and VA which combines HUD housing vouchers with VA supportive services to help Veterans who are homeless and their families find and sustain permanent housing.  VA case managers may connect these Veterans with support services such as health care, mental health treatment and substance use counseling to help them in their recovery process and with their ability to maintain housing in the community. Veterans interested in VASH Vouchers should contact the Asheville VA office.

  • FUP - The Family Unification Program (FUP) is a program under which Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) are provided to two different populations.

  • Families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in:  The imminent placement of the family’s child or children in out-of-home care, or The delay in the discharge of the child or children to the family from out-of-home care. 

  • For a period not to exceed 36 months, otherwise eligible youths who have attained at least 18 years and not more than 24 years of age and who have left foster care, or will leave foster care within 90 days, in accordance with a transition plan described in section 475(5)(H) of the Social Security Act, and is homeless or is at risk of becoming homeless at age 16 or older.           


PHAs administer the FUP in partnership with Catawba County Department of Social Services who will make the initial assessment and refer to the PHA.



West Hickory Apartments

West Hickory apartments are for senior citizens and disabled individuals.  The 46-unit complex has one and two bedroom apartments and is located at 300 17th St SW in Hickory NC.  To live at West Hickory you must meet certain income guidelines as set by law.  Along with income and asset information, the Housing Authority will collect family composition information.  Once your eligibility has been determined, you will be placed on the waiting list. 


Family Self Sufficiency

Participants in the FSS program work with the FSS Coordinator to help them make progress toward economic security by obtaining employment or higher paying employment. FSS has four main features including, case management, job coaching, financial services such as credit repair, and establishing an escrow/savings account. As the participants rent increases due to higher income earnings, it helps participants build savings that they can use to advance their personal financial and employment related goals. Participants are typically in the program for five years to achieve their goals.


Youth Build

Hickory Housing Authority is a major partner of Youth Build.  Please contact

Nu-Dimensions for more information.

The YouthBuild Program serves young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who have unenrolled or dropped out of high school. These young people are in the greatest need of support and they are our greatest source of untapped potential.


YouthBuild is a comprehensive program that provides job training in construction trades, education through GED attainment, and leadership development.  YouthBuild participants work together with an assigned Case Manager and Job Developer to reclaim their education, gain job skills, and become leaders in their communities. The end goal of the YouthBuild program is to place young adults into permanent full-time employment or enroll them into secondary education programs.

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