Burrillville Housing Authority

77 Ashton Court
Harrisville, Providence County, Rhode Island 2830

Burrillville Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Harrisville, Rhode Island that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 19th, 2019, Burrillville Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Burrillville Housing Authority serves Rhode Island.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Burrillville Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Burrillville Housing Authority (BHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled individuals.

Please note: The BHA does not have a Public Housing program for families.

The BHA offers one Public Housing community with 76 units that are dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit the BHA to pick up an application, located at 77 Ashton Ct, Harrisville, RI 02830, during normal office hours.
2. Request to have an application mailed to you by calling (401) 568-6200 during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed back to the address listed above. 

No documents are needed at this time. 

Pleas note: Every page of the application must be initialed.

The BHA does have a preference for veterans and local residents.

For more information, the BHA can be reached by calling (401) 568-6200 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (401)568-6200.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/06/2015.

About Burrillville Housing Authority

Representatives of Burrillville Housing Authority may be available by phone at (401) 568-6200. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/19/2019, it is not known if Burrillville Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Burrillville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Burrillville Housing Authority manages 60 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 58 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $536 $893
Monthly Cost $31,077 $1,786

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Burrillville Housing Authority

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.8 persons and has a household income of $16,631 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 44% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 45% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

-1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 63% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 11% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

62% of households included children, 14% of which had two adults in the household. 56% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

2% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with -1% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Burrillville Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 71% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 50% with 2 bedrooms and 28% with 3 or more bedrooms. 5% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Burrillville Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $401 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $773. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $167.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Operated by Burrillville Housing Authority

Ashton Court

Ashton Ct
Harrisville, RI