Providence Housing Authority
100 Broad Street
Providence, Providence County, RI

401-751-6400

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13

Public Housing Projects

2,605

Public Housing Units

2,401

Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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Providence Housing Authority
100 Broad Street
Providence, Providence County, RI

401-751-6400

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Providence Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 13 projects which contain 2,605 affordable rental units. It also administers 2,401 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Providence Housing Authority is determined to be a Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1,250 - 9,999 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Providence Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (52%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (48%) to that of all housing authorities in Rhode Island, 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, Providence Housing Authority scored an average of 98 points. The housing authority had a high score of 104 in 2003 and a low score of 81 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Rhode Island is 76.05.

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.

Providence Housing Authority manages 9 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 81. The scores for properties managed by Providence Housing Authority range from a high of 95 to a low of 66.

The highest scoring property in the Providence Housing Authority portfolio is Dominica Manor and the lowest scoring property is Codding Court.

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

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 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. Providence Housing Authority owns and manages 2605 public housing units in 13 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Providence Housing Authority is $257.00 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 (hud.gov, 2013)