Tiverton Housing Authority

99 Hancock Street
Tiverton, Newport County, Rhode Island 2878
(401) 624-4748

Open today from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Tiverton Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Tiverton, Rhode Island that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs. As of July 19th, 2019, Tiverton Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Senior Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Tiverton Housing Authority serves Tiverton.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Senior Public Housing Open Indefinitely

Open Tiverton Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Tiverton Housing Authority (THA) Senior Public Housing wait list is currently open, since at least March, 2019, until further notice.

To apply, call (401) 624-4748 to request an application by mail; Monday through Thursdays, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Fridays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm ET.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to the THA office at 99 Hancock Street, Tiverton Rhode Island 02878
  2. Dropped off at the THA office at the address above, during office hours.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live or work in the city of Waukegan, Veterans.

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

For more information, contact the THA office.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (401) 624-4748.

Last Updated on 03/27/2019.

About Tiverton Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/26/2019, Tiverton Housing Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 9:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the Tiverton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Tiverton Housing Authority manages 51 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 48 1 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $526 $482 $241
Monthly Cost $25,254 $482 $481

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Tiverton 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 9% having issued approximately 7 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 10 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $14,350 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% 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 72% 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, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 35% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% 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.

31% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 29% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

8% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Tiverton Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 36% include at least one person with a disability. 55% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 57% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

52% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 17% with 3 or more bedrooms. 11% 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 Tiverton Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $374 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $934. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $149.



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 Tiverton Housing Authority

Tiverton Ha

99 Hancock St
Tiverton, RI
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