About Warren Housing Authority

The Warren Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Warren, Rhode Island.

As of September 18th, 2017 we have confirmed Warren Housing Authority has services or waiting list preferences for Those Displaced by Natural Disaster.

The Warren Housing Authority serves Warren.

Warren Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Senior Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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.

Last Updated on 09/26/2017.

Warren, Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Warren Housing Authority (WHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in March 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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.

Last Updated on 09/29/2017.

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


About the Warren Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Warren Housing Authority manages 190 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

StandardPorted OutNon-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers161524
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$611$632$523
Monthly Cost$98,400$3,158$12,548

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.