Cranston Housing Authority
50 Birch Street
Cranston, Providence County, RI

401-944-7210

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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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Cranston Housing Authority
50 Birch Street
Cranston, Providence County, RI

401-944-7210

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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 Rhode Island, 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 Rhode Island.

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

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Cranston Housing Authority scored an average of 102 points. The housing authority had a high score of 104 in 2002 and a low score of 100 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Rhode Island is 76.05.

Cranston Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Rhode Island housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

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)