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East Greenwich Housing Authority

146 1st Avenue
East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island 2818

East Greenwich Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 26th, 2020, East Greenwich Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The 2-3 Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

East Greenwich Housing Authority serves East Greenwich.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Open Until Further Notice
2-3 Bedroom Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open East Greenwich Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

East Greenwich Housing Authority Website: http://eghousing.com.

East Greenwich Housing Authority Phone: (401) 885-2610.

Open Until Further Notice: Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Centralized Waiting List

This housing authority participates in the Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List, which is a partnership between 18 of the 28 housing authorities in Rhode Island. Applicants submit one application to apply to a centralized waiting list. Conditionally eligible applicants will be placed on a housing authority's waiting list if they fall within the agency's maximum income limit.

The Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List Portal Section 8 HCV waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from December 17, 2017 at 12:01 am ET, until further notice.

To apply, complete the online application here. Applications that are mailed, faxed, e-mailed or hand delivered will not be processed.

The waiting list will be sorted differently by each housing authority according to its own preferences.

Participating housing authorities may have any of the following preferences:

  • Chronically Homeless (Pawtucket)
  • Disabled Head or Co-Head (Cumberland and some RIHousing Project Based Voucher sites)
  • Disabled Vet (Smithfield, Woonsocket)
  • Displacement (Newport and Woonsocket)
  • For Elderly Families (Cumberland and some RIHousing Project Based Voucher sites)
  • Full-Time Student (North Providence)
  • Homeless Preference (RI Housing)
  • Job Training (Portsmouth, Woonsocket)
  • Money Follows the Person (RI Housing)
  • Near Elderly (North Providence)
  • Relocation
  • Rent Burdened (Woonsocket)
  • Supportive Services (Certain RIHousing Project Based Voucher sites)
  • Termination due to Insufficient Funding
    • Family previously terminated from the Johnston Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Program (ONLY) due to insufficient funding
  • Unstable Housing Situation (RI Housing)
  • Veteran (East Greenwich, East Providence, Pawtucket, Smithfield, South Kingstown, Warren, Woonsocket)
  • Victim of Domestic Violence (Providence, Portsmouth, Woonsocket, RI Housing tenant-based and certain Project Based Voucher sites)
  • Witness Protection (Woonsocket)
  • Working Family and/or Elderly/Disabled (Central Falls, Coventry, Newport, North Providence, Pawtucke, Warwick [if working, 30 hours/week], Woonsocket [if working, 20 hours/week for at least 1 month])

Further explanation of each preference can be found on the application.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences. 

Persons requiring assistance completing an application can call Rhode Island Housing (RIH) at (844) 459-3600, or email waitlist@rihousing.com.

For more information, visit the Rhode Island Housing website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (401) 457-1288 or TTY (401) 450-1394.

Last Updated on 08/21/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: 2-3 Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The East Greenwich Housing Authority (EGHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for 2-3 bedrooms only. This waiting list opened on September 7, 2017, and is open indefinitely.

To apply, call the EGHA at (401) 885-2610, Ext. 6 or 13 to request an application by mail.

For more information, visit the EGHA website, or call the office at (401) 885-2610.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 4018852610.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/27/2017.

About East Greenwich Housing Authority

More information about East Greenwich Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://eghousing.com.

Representatives of East Greenwich Housing Authority may be available by phone at (401) 885-2610. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/26/2020, it is not known if East Greenwich 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 East Greenwich Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, East Greenwich Housing Authority manages 115 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 89 26
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $820 $744
Monthly Cost $72,953 $19,333

Public Housing Apartments Operated by East Greenwich Housing Authority

Marlborough Crossing

146 1st Ave
East Greenwich, Rhode Island