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Rhode Island Public Housing Agencies

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Public Housing Agencies, commonly referred to as Housing Authorities and abbreviated as PHAs, are federally funded and regulated organizations tasked with developing long-term, sustainable housing strategies for the communities they serve.

Housing authorities offer many services for those within their jurisdiction, most notably the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing programs. Each housing authority participates in a different array of programs to best meet the needs of their community.

There are 29 public housing agencies in Rhode Island managing a total of 45 affordable housing waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Providence Housing Authority
100 Broad Street
Providence, Rhode Island 2903

Providence Housing Authority manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
  • Public Housing

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

Pawtucket Housing Authority
214 Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket, Rhode Island 2860

Pawtucket Housing Authority manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
  • Public Housing

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

Woonsocket Housing Authority
679 Social Street
Woonsocket, Rhode Island 2895

Woonsocket Housing Authority manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
  • Public Housing

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

Central Falls Housing Authority
30 Washington Street
Central Falls, Rhode Island 2863

Central Falls Housing Authority manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
  • Public Housing

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

The Housing Authority of the City of Newport
120b Hillside Ave.
Newport, Rhode Island 2840

The Housing Authority of the City of Newport manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
  • Public Housing

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

Cranston Housing Authority
50 Birch Street
Cranston, Rhode Island 2920

Cranston Housing Authority manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
  • Public Housing

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

East Providence Housing Authority
99 Goldsmith Avenue
East Providence, Rhode Island 2914

East Providence Housing Authority manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
  • Public Housing

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

Westerly Housing Authority
5 Chestnut Street
Westerly, Rhode Island 2891

Westerly Housing Authority manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
  • Public Housing

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

Johnston Housing Authority
8 Forand Circle
Johnston, Rhode Island 2919

Johnston Housing Authority manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
  • Public Housing

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

Cumberland Housing Authority
573 Mendon Road, Suite 4
Cumberland, Rhode Island 2864

Cumberland Housing Authority manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
  • Public Housing
  • Homeownership Voucher
  • Family Self-Sufficiency

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

Warwick Housing Authority
1035 West Shore Road
Warwick, Rhode Island 2889

Warwick Housing Authority manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
  • Public Housing

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

South Kingstown Housing Authority
364 Curtis Corner Road
Wakefield-Peacedale, Rhode Island 2879

South Kingstown Housing Authority manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
  • Public Housing

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

Portsmouth Housing Authority
2368 East Main Road
Portsmouth, Rhode Island 2871

Portsmouth Housing Authority manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
  • Public Housing

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

Burrillville Housing Authority
77 Ashton Court
Harrisville, Rhode Island 2830

Burrillville Housing Authority manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
  • Public Housing

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

West Warwick Housing Authority
62 Roberts Street
West Warwick, Rhode Island 2893

West Warwick Housing Authority manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
  • Public Housing

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

Coventry Housing Authority
14 Manchester Circle
Coventry, Rhode Island 2816

Coventry Housing Authority manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
  • Public Housing

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

North Providence Housing Authority
945 Charles Street
North Providence, Rhode Island 2904

North Providence Housing Authority manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
  • Public Housing

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

Lincoln Housing Authority
10 Franklin Street
Lincoln, Rhode Island 2865

Lincoln Housing Authority manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
  • Public Housing
  • Moving to Work

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

Bristol Housing Authority
1014 Hope Street
Bristol, Rhode Island 2809

Bristol Housing Authority manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
  • Public Housing

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

Smithfield Housing Authority
7 Church Street
Smithfield, Rhode Island 2828

Smithfield Housing Authority manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
  • Public Housing

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

Jamestown Housing Authority
45 Pemberton Avenue
Jamestown, Rhode Island 2835

Jamestown Housing Authority manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Public Housing

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

Warren Housing Authority
20 Libby Lane
Warren, Rhode Island 2885

Warren Housing Authority manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
  • Public Housing

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

East Greenwich Housing Authority
146 1st Avenue
East Greenwich, Rhode Island 2818

East Greenwich Housing Authority manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
  • Public Housing

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

Narragansett Housing Authority
25 5th Avenue
Narragansett, Rhode Island 2882

Narragansett Housing Authority manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
  • Public Housing

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

Tiverton Housing Authority
99 Hancock Street
Tiverton, Rhode Island 2878

Tiverton Housing Authority manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
  • Public Housing
  • Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
  • Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

Kent County Mental Health Center
2756 Post Road
Warwick, Rhode Island 2886

Kent County Mental Health Center manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

Gateway Healthcare Inc.
249 Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket, Rhode Island 2905

Gateway Healthcare Inc. manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

Rhode Island Housing
44 Washington Street
Providence, Rhode Island 2903

Rhode Island Housing manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.

Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List
44 Washington St
Providence, Rhode Island 2903

Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List manages the following affordable housing programs:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Housing Authority information last updated on May 31st, 2020.