Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Cover

v3.22.0.1
Cover - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021
Feb. 24, 2022
Jun. 30, 2021
Document Information [Line Items]      
Document Type 10-K    
Document Annual Report true    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2021    
Document Transition Report false    
Entity File Number 001-35713    
Entity Registrant Name WHEELER REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST, INC.    
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code MD    
Entity Tax Identification Number 45-2681082    
Entity Address, Address Line One 2529 Virginia Beach Blvd.    
Entity Address, City or Town Virginia Beach    
Entity Address, State or Province VA    
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 23452    
City Area Code 757    
Local Phone Number 627-9088    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes    
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer    
Entity Small Business true    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
ICFR Auditor Attestation Flag false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Public Float     $ 36,779,197
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   9,720,532  
Documents Incorporated by Reference Portions of the registrant’s Proxy Statement for its 2022 Meeting to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission not later than 120 days after the end of the year covered by this Annual Report are incorporated by reference into Part III of this Annual Report.    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Entity Central Index Key 0001527541    
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share      
Document Information [Line Items]      
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share    
Trading Symbol WHLR    
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ    
Series B Convertible Preferred Stock      
Document Information [Line Items]      
Title of 12(b) Security Series B Convertible Preferred Stock    
Trading Symbol WHLRP    
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ    
Series D Preferred Stock      
Document Information [Line Items]      
Title of 12(b) Security Series D Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock    
Trading Symbol WHLRD    
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ    
7.00% Senior Subordinated Convertible Notes due 2031      
Document Information [Line Items]      
Title of 12(b) Security 7.00% Senior Subordinated Convertible Notes due 2031    
Trading Symbol WHLRL    
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ