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Warren Housing Authority

20 Libby Lane
Warren, Bristol County, Rhode Island 2885

Warren Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 26th, 2020, Warren Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Senior Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Warren Housing Authority serves Warren.

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

Open Warren 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.

Warren Housing Authority Website: http://www.warrenhousing.org/.

Warren Housing Authority Phone: (401) 245-7019.

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: Senior 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 Public Housing Waiting List

The Warren Housing Authority (WHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled households.

Please note: The WHA does not offer a Public Housing program for families.

The WHA offers one Public Housing community with 153 units for senior/disabled households.

To apply, download and print the application online here.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to 20 Libby Lane, Warren, RI 02885.

This waiting list has the following preferences that may improve an applicant's spot on the waiting list: Warren resident, Veteran, displaced by a natural disaster or displaced by government action.

For more information, visit the WHA website, or call the office at (401) 245-7019, from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm ET, Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 4012457019.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/26/2017.

About Warren Housing Authority

More information about Warren Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.warrenhousing.org/.

Representatives of Warren Housing Authority may be available by phone at (401) 245-7019. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/26/2020, it is not known if Warren 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 Warren Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Warren Housing Authority manages 189 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 Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 159 7 23
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $642 $610 $619
Monthly Cost $102,147 $4,268 $14,242

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Warren 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 4% having issued approximately 56 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 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 37 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $14,396 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% 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, 49% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 30% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% 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.

33% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 30% of households with children have a female head of household. 68% of all households were headed by a female.

12% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 8% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Warren Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% include at least one person with a disability. 50% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 70% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

44% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 10% 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 Warren Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $348 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $802. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $147.



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 Warren Housing Authority

Kickemuit Village

20 Libby Ln
Warren, Rhode Island