Woonsocket Housing Authority
679 Social Street
Woonsocket , Providence County , RI

401-767-8000

Waiting List Status: Closed

The Woonsocket Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed.

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Woonsocket Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 7 projects which contain 1,208 affordable rental units. It also administers 734 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Woonsocket 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 High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Woonsocket Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (62%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (38%) to that of all housing authorities in Rhode Island, Woonsocket 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, Woonsocket Housing Authority scored an average of 95 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 81 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Rhode Island is 76.05.

Woonsocket 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.

Woonsocket Housing Authority manages 6 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 87. The scores for properties managed by Woonsocket Housing Authority range from a high of 97 to a low of 70.

The highest scoring property in the Woonsocket Housing Authority portfolio is John F Kennedy Manor and the lowest scoring property is Morin Heights.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Woonsocket 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. Woonsocket Housing Authority owns and manages 1208 public housing units in 7 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Woonsocket Housing Authority is $325.00 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)

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 Woonsocket Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 6/14/12 Plan
2010 12/7/09 Plan
2009 11/20/09 Plan
2008 12/12/07 Plan
2007 11/16/06 Plan
2006 11/9/05 Plan
2005 3/10/05 Plan
2004 12/10/03 Plan
2003 1/4/03 Plan
2002 2/20/02 Plan
2001 5/24/01 Plan
2000 4/1/00 Plan

Affordable Apartments in Woonsocket from ApartmentSmart

7

Public Housing Projects

1,208

Public Housing Units

734

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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