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

401-767-8000 http://www.woonsockethousing.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Woonsocket Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on September 19th, 2016.

The Woonsocket Housing Authority (WHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in September 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Woonsocket, RI is about 15 miles northwest of Providence, RI.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application at the parking lot of the St. John the Baptist Romanian Orthodox Church.

Once the application was completed, it must have been mailed to the WHA, from September 19, 2016 until October 3, 2016. Applications postmarked outside of those dates were not accepted.

This waiting list has preferences, but we have been unable to confirm them with the WHA. We have left a message with the office, and will update this page when more information becomes available.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the WHA website, or call the office at (401) 767-8000.

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 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 as of the last set of publicly available data. 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)

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