Housing Authority Providence
100 Broad Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

401-751-6400

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority Providence 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, Housing Authority Providence 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 Housing Authority Providence between Public Housing Units (52%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (48%) to that of all housing authorities in Rhode Island, Housing Authority Providence 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, Housing Authority Providence 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.

Housing Authority Providence 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.

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

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority Providence 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 Housing Authority Providence 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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13

Public Housing Projects

2605

Public Housing Units

2401

Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type