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Wilkes Community Resources: Housing

Appalachian Housing Initiative

Available affordable housing resources.

(336) 667-1590

Hospitality House - Boone

Emergency shelter for 7-county region (Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancy Counties), for up to 24 individuals each night; Also have resources for homelessness and homelessness prevention.

228 Brook Hollow Rd.

Boone, NC

(828) 264-1237

Justice Project - Homeless Assistance Project

Offers camping kits to people who are homeless. Kit includes a tent, camping stove, sleeping bag, and more.

801 Cherry Street

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659



Smoky Mountain Center

Info on housing resources for people with disabilities.  Go to Smoky Mountain Center website, click on "Consumers and Families," click on "Housing Information," under "Downloadable Files" select "SMC Housing Resource Information for Northern Region." Each county in Northern Region has its own tab of Housing Information plus one for other parts of NC.

Ark Homeless Shelter (Elkin)

Homeless shelter for families and single women who are not victims of domestic violence. Located in Elkin.

130 Hill St.

Elkin, NC 28621

(336) 527-1637

Housing and Community Development

Assistance to low/moderate income people seeking affordable housing

PO Box 1373

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

(336) 667-3203

Northwestern Regional Housing Authority (Regional info)

Public Housing and Section 8 Rental Assistance and Housing Voucher Choice Program.  Highland Village, 336- 372-5256, Celina Cyrus, Alleghany; Oak Grove Village, 336-846-8877, Debbie Roten, Ashe; Historic Elk Park School, 828-733-1546, Sarah Young, Avery; White Laurel, 828-266-9794, Amy Butler, Watauga; Cub Creek Public Housing and Historic Wilkesboro School, 336-667-8979, Denise Sidden, Wilkes. For persons 45+ with disabilities.

1201 Industrial Park Road

Wilkesboro, NC 28697

(336) 667-8979

Wilkes Habitat for Humanity

Builds homes with/for low income families with volunteer labor. Homes are sold to eligible applicants at no profit, no interest mortgages. Potential homeowners must contribute at least 500 hours of labor toward building of home.

320 Cothren Street

Wilkesboro, NC 28697

(336) 838-3044

Crossfire United Methodist Church

Catherine H. Barber Memorial Homeless Shelter, home repair, food assistance, utility assistance.

3200 Statesville Rd.

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

336-838-9100 extension 26

HUD 811 Properties

HUD 811 Properties - Managed by Easter Seals UCP of NC and Virginia. Facilities for adults with severe and persistent mental illness as their primary diagnosis. Locations in Wilkes Co.

(336) 667-0328

North Wilkesboro Housing Authority / Dept. of Housing

Provides assisted rental housing in several apartment complexes in North Wilkesboro. Manages public housing units reserved for individuals and families at or below 80% area median income. For seniors 55 and older or disabled adults 45 and older. Income based apartments: Covington Way, Glenn Hill, Walden Ridge, Windemere, and Wood's Edge. Housing for the Elderly and Disabled: Finley Village Apartments, Grandview Ridge Apartments, Mountain View Apartments, Wilkes Towers, Woodlawn Apartments.

101 Hickory Street

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

(336) 667-3203

Wintergreen Permanent Supportive Housing Program (Northwestern Regional Housing Authority)

Permanent housing facility with 7 efficiency apartments for homeless individuals with disabling conditions in Wilkes. Supportive Services provide by Easter Seals UCP of North Carolina and Virginia.

Easter Seals UCP of NC, Inc.


1232 School St.


Wilkesboro, NC 28697


(336) 667-0152