Warwick Housing Authority
1035 West Shore Road
Warwick, Kent County, RI


Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Warwick Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on June 5th, 2015.

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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.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Warwick Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 6 projects which contain 517 affordable rental units. It also administers 349 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Warwick 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 Warwick Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (60%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (40%) to that of all housing authorities in Rhode Island, Warwick 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, Warwick Housing Authority scored an average of 72 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 93 in 2009 and a low score of 58 in 2003. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Rhode Island is 76.05.

Warwick Housing Authority has an average score that is less 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)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Warwick Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 2/2/12 Plan
2011 4/16/11 Plan
2010 1/13/10 Plan
2009 11/12/08 Plan
2008 1/7/08 Plan
2007 12/6/06 Plan
2006 11/30/05 Plan
2005 11/17/05 Plan
2004 11/25/03 Plan
2003 1/2/03 Plan
2002 1/2/03 Plan
2001 3/7/01 Plan
2000 8/10/00 Plan