Smithfield Housing Authority
Smithfield Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 22nd, 2021, Smithfield Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
Smithfield Housing Authority serves Smithfield.
Open Smithfield Housing Authority Waiting Lists
During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.
Smithfield Housing Authority Website: http://www.smithfieldhousingauthorityri.org/.
Smithfield Housing Authority Phone: (401) 949-0270.
Open Until Further Notice:
Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the 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)
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit the Rhode Island Housing website.
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 03/25/2021.
Open Until Further Notice:
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 Waiting List
The Smithfield Housing Authority
(SHA) is currently accepting
Public Housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled individuals.
Please note: The SHA does not offer a Public Housing program for families.
The SHA offers one Public Housing community with 50 units that are dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.
Once the application has been completed, it can be hand delivered to 7 Church Street, Greenville, RI 02828 during normal office hours.
Be sure to include documentation with your valid address with your application.
The SHA does have a preference for veterans, elderly, or applicants that currently live in Public Housing, or housing that is assisted by the Section 8 program, or any other type of Federally subsidized program.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 4019490270.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 07/06/2015.
About Smithfield Housing Authority
More information about Smithfield Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.smithfieldhousingauthorityri.org/.
Representatives of Smithfield Housing Authority may be available by phone at (401) 949-0270. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Smithfield Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Smithfield Housing Authority manages 29 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:
||Standard ||Ported Out |
||25 ||4 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$640 ||$629 |
||$15,997 ||$2,516 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Smithfield 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 27% having issued approximately 1 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 107 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $15,774 per year. 87% of households were very low income (VLI) and 60% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 57% 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, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% 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.
50% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 50% of households with children have a female head of household. 73% of all households were headed by a female.
13% 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 Smithfield Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 42% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 50% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
37% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 43% with 2 bedrooms and 20% with 3 or more bedrooms. 7% 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 Smithfield Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $387 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $690. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $152.
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 Smithfield Housing Authority
7 Church St
Greenville, Rhode Island
Low Income Housing Managed by Smithfield Housing Authority
29 Whipple Avenue
Smithfield, Rhode Island