Narragansett Housing Authority
25 5th Avenue
Narragansett, Washington County, RI


Waiting List Status: Opening Soon

According to our users, Narragansett Housing Authority will begin accepting applications for their Housing Choice Voucher on July 25th, 2014. 

This Has NOT been confirmed as of July 16th. We will update this page and our social media outlets with more information on this opening as we find it.

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Very Small (1 - 49)

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

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Narragansett Housing Authority
25 5th Avenue
Narragansett, Washington County, RI


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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Narragansett Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 12 affordable rental units. It also administers 182 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Narragansett Housing Authority is determined to be a Very Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1 - 49 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Narragansett Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (6%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (94%) to that of all housing authorities in Rhode Island, Narragansett Housing Authority has a smaller 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 (, 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, Narragansett Housing Authority scored an average of 85 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 65 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Rhode Island is 76.05.

Narragansett 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 (, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

Narragansett Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 81. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Narragansett Ha has a passing score.

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

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Narragansett Housing Authority owns and manages 12 public housing units in 1 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Narragansett Housing Authority is $403.00 compared to the state average of $359.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Rhode Island ranges from a low of $257.00 to a high of $451.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (, 2013)