Our goal is to provide information about our housing programs, services to our customers, and contact information.


Section 8, the federal government’s most important program for helping families find safe, affordable housing in the private market, is administered through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Participants are free to choose any housing that meets program requirements. The Section 8 program works with landlords willing to comply with regulations after meeting certain program guidelines.


The Regional Housing Authority (RHA) provides rental assistance to income-eligible families in the unifour area. The region includes Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties. The RHA is allocated 1,074 units within the unifour region with more than 500 landlords currently participating on the program.


We work to enhance the quality of life for the people we serve by offering our participants opportunities to participate in a multitude of special programs. Please check our website regularly for updates.

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The Western Piedmont Council of Governments shall serve all local government members in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties with professional, cost-effective assistance on a variety of local, regional, state and federal issues and programs.

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Telephone: ​828.322.9191

Fax: 828.322.5991

Email: jason.toney@wpcog.org
Mailing: P.O. Box 9026 | Hickory, NC 28603
Location: 1880 2nd Avenue NW
Hickory, NC 28601

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