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New Bern Housing Authority provides housing assistance for families, elderly, and disabled individuals throughout New Bern through a variety of programs including:

Section 8 Multi-Family

Public Housing


Click on links above to learn more about each program. 


The New Bern Housing Authority maintains a waiting list for admission to Trent Court Apartments and New Bern Towers and will assign families on the waiting list according to the bedroom size for which a family qualifies as established by the below occupancy standards:

Bedroom Size Minimum Numbers of persons Maximum Number of persons
0 1 1
1 1 2
2 2 4
3 3 6

Placement on the waiting list does not indicate that the family is, in fact, eligible for admission. When the family is selected from the waiting list, NBHA will verify any preference(s) claimed and determine eligibility and suitability for admission to the program.


A family's annual income is used to determine their income eligibility for housing and is also used to calculate the amount of the family's rent payment. NBHA will use the income information to ensure that only income-eligible families receive assistance and that no family pays more or less rent than is required under the regulations. Therefore, families must report accurate income information. HUD has established the below income limits:

FY 2022 Income Limit Area                               Median Family Income
Craven County, NC HUD Metro FMR Area                                        $75,000

FY 2022 Income Limit Category

                                      Persons In family

    1           2            3             4           5            6            7            8

Very Low (50%) Income Limits($) 25,000  28,550  32,100  35,650  38,550  41,400  44,250  47,100
Extremely Low Income Limits($) 15,000  18,310  23,030  27,750  32,470  37,190  41,910  46,630
Low (80%) Income Limits ($) 39,950  45,650  51,350  57,050  61,650  66,200  70,750  75,350

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