Cranston Housing Authority
50 Birch Street Cranston, RI 02920

401-944-7210

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Cranston Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 5 projects which contain 611 affordable rental units. It also administers 257 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Cranston Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Cranston Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (70%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (30%) to that of all housing authorities in RI, Cranston Housing Authority has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in RI.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Cranston Housing Authority manages 5 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 86. The scores for properties managed by Cranston Housing Authority range from a high of 93 to a low of 78.

The highest scoring property in the Cranston Housing Authority portfolio is Cranston Ha and the lowest scoring property is Arlington Manor.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Cranston Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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5

Public Housing Projects

611

Public Housing Units

257

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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