Mission Statement: The Housing Department is responsible for providing safe and sanitary housing for low to moderate income families, including the elderly and handicapped.

About The Housing Department:  The Housing Department consists of 172 apartments ranging from 1 to 5 bedroom sizes.  Rent is based on income, which also includes utilities, with tenants paying excess for going over the allotted amount for utilities.  Apartments usually stay filled at all times and when an apartment becomes vacant, an applicant is chosen from a waiting list.   We choose an application by bedroom size, income range, back ground rental checks, and criminal record checks.  Depending on the criteria needed, it may take anywhere from 6 months up until 2 years to obtain an apartment. Applications are taken four times a year as needed.  All applications must be taken at the office.  There are no on line applications available.  Applicants must be 18 years and over.  In addition to providing housing, the department also offers training assistance for residents in such areas as budgeting, life skills, education, job searching, and preparation for homeownership.

Staff:  The Housing Department staff consists of six employees.  The positions are as follows:

Director Bryan Howell
Administrative Assistant Kendra Whitworth
Tenant Accounts/Occupancy Specialist Michelle Hudson
Maintenance Supervisor Gregory Webber
Maintenance Mechanic Michael Holland
Maintenance Mechanic Lewis Poston
Resident Coordinator John White


Location:  The City of Shelby, Housing Department is located at 801 Logan St, Shelby, NC  28150.  Our mailing address is P.O. Box 1192, Shelby, NC  28151.

Phone:  704-484-6830, fax 704-669-3599

Office Hours:  Monday thru Friday from 8-12 and 1-5.  We are closed form 12:00 until 1:00 each day for lunch.

We are totally funded through federal grants which come from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  If you desire more information about HUD, you may contact them at www.hud.gov/local/gre.