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Pawtucket Housing Authority

214 Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island 2860

Pawtucket Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Pawtucket, Rhode Island that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Pawtucket Housing Authority serves Pawtucket.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Unknown

Open Pawtucket Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

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

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

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

How To Apply to the Centralized Waiting List

The Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List Portal Section 8 HCV waiting list is currently open, 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 veteran; Disabled; Disabled Veteran; Displaced; Elderly; Homeless; Terminated from Johnston Housing Authority HCV program due to lack of funding; Job Training; Money Follows the Person; Near Elderly; Resident of jurisdiction of participating housing authority; Rhode Island resident; Rent burdened; Full time student; Unstable housing situation; Victim of Domestic Violence; Veteran; Witness protection; Working. Further explanation of each preference can be found here.

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 02/28/2020.

Other Pawtucket Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Unknown: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 10/09/2018.

About Pawtucket Housing Authority

More information about Pawtucket Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://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 05/30/2020, 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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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