About East Providence Housing Authority

The East Providence Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in East Providence, Rhode Island.

The East Providence Housing Authority serves East Providence.

East Providence Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The East Providence Housing Authority (EPHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The EPHA offers four Public Housing communities with 419 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are three ways to apply:
1. Visit the EPHA to pick up an application, located at 99 Goldsmith Ave., East Providence, RI 02914, between the hours of 8:30 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
2. Request to have an application mailed to you by calling 401-434-7645, between the hours of 8:30 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
3. Download an application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

The EPHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: veteran, live and/or work in East Providence, working family that works at least 20 hours per week, elderly, disabled, or a victim of domestic violence.

More information can be found by visiting the EPHA website at http://ephousing.org/, or by calling 401-434-7645, between the hours of 8:30 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Summary

  • What: East Providence Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: The Elderly. Victims of Domestic Violence. Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally. Veterans. Working/Employed. Persons with Disabilities.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 07/06/2015.

East Providence Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The East Providence Housing Authority (EPHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.


About the East Providence Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the East Providence Housing Authority manages 392 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 220 56 35 40
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $630 $690 $812 $610
Monthly Cost $138,613 $38,622 $28,434 $24,414

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for East Providence Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 16% having issued approximately 20 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 26 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $16,259 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 62% were extremely low income (ELI). 41% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 54% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, -1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

48% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

44% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 25% of all heads of households being Black and 3% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the East Providence Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 33% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 77% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

30% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 48% with 2 bedrooms and 21% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% 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 East Providence Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $414 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $708. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $120.



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 East Providence Housing Authority

99 Goldsmith Ave
City View Manor is a 150 unit low income housing apartment community in East Providence.
14 Hazelwood Ave
Duplexes - Scattered is a 18 unit low income housing apartment community in East Providence.
115 Goldsmith Ave
Goldsmith Manor is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in East Providence.
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Affordable Apartments near East Providence Housing Authority

197 Hatton St
Hatton Street Apartments is a 6 unit low income housing apartment community in East Providence.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities HOME Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities
25 Gemini Dr
The Heritage at Kent Farm is a 250 unit low income housing apartment community in East Providence.
20 Whelden Ave
Taunton Plaza is a 103 unit low income housing apartment community in East Providence.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance