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Pawtucket Housing Authority

214 Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island 2860

Pawtucket Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 29th, 2020, Pawtucket Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The 42 Park Street Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Pawtucket Housing Authority serves Pawtucket.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Open Until Further Notice
42 Park Street Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Multiple Properties Public Housing Closed

Open Pawtucket 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.

Pawtucket Housing Authority Website: https://www.pawthousing.org/.

Pawtucket Housing Authority Phone: (401) 725-9113.

Pawtucket Housing Authority coronavirus information can be found here.

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: 42 Park Street Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Pawtucket Housing Authority (PHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 2-Bedroom  apartments at Park Street Manor is currently open. Applications are being accepted from January 7, 2020, until further notice.

  • This waiting list is for seven 2-Bedroom units at the 42 Park Street development.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period

  1. Print the application that is available online here. Select the "Click Here To apply" link under the Park Street Manor 
  2. Pick up an application from 9:00 am until 11:30 am. 

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the PHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PHA, as of August 21, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (401) 721-6016.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 08/21/2020.

Other Pawtucket Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Multiple Properties Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Pawtucket Housing Authority (PHA) Public Housing waiting list for 1, 2, 4 and 5-Bedroom apartments at the properties listed below is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on August 31, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

  • Efficiency Apartments (Fogarty, Kennedy, St Germain and Burns Manor)
  • 1-Bedroom Apartments (Fogarty, Kennedy, St Germain and Burns Manor)
  • 2-Bedroom Apartments (Fogarty and Kennedy Manor)
  • 4-5 Bedroom Apartments (Galego Court)

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to apply in person at the PHA.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the PHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PHA, as of August 21, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 09/02/2020.

About Pawtucket Housing Authority

More information about Pawtucket Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.pawthousing.org/.

Representatives of Pawtucket Housing Authority may be available by phone at (401) 725-9113. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/29/2020, it is not known if Pawtucket 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 Pawtucket Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Pawtucket Housing Authority manages 648 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 Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 568 6 2 67 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $648 $522 $677 $725 $642
Monthly Cost $368,195 $3,134 $1,353 $48,548 $3,210

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Pawtucket 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 7% having issued approximately 102 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 38 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $15,536 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% 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 64% 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, 51% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 23% 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.

43% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 40% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

58% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 22% of all heads of households being Black and 3% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Pawtucket Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 44% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 65% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

26% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 40% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% 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 Pawtucket Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $390 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $735. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $139.



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 Apartments Operated by Pawtucket Housing Authority

Prospect Heights I & II

560 Prospect St
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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Studio BR

Kennedy Manor

175 Broad St
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Fogarty Manor

214 Roosevelt Ave
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

St Germain Manor

401 Mineral Spring Avenue
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Burns Manor

95 Park Street
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Galego Court

200-1C Leonard Jenard Drive
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Pawtucket Ha

256 Mendon Ave
Pawtucket, Rhode Island