East Providence Housing Authority
99 Goldsmith Avenue, East Providence, Rhode Island 02914

401-434-7645

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The East Providence Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 4 projects which contain 419 affordable rental units. It also administers 445 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, East Providence Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 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 East Providence Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (48%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (52%) to that of all housing authorities in Rhode Island, East Providence 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, East Providence Housing Authority scored an average of 84 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2008 and a low score of 71 in 2004. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Rhode Island is 76.05.

East Providence 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.

East Providence Housing Authority manages 4 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 90. The scores for properties managed by East Providence Housing Authority range from a high of 95 to a low of 84.

The highest scoring property in the East Providence Housing Authority portfolio is Warren Ave/harbor View and the lowest scoring property is Goldsmith Manor.

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