Woonsocket Housing Authority

679 Social Street
Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island 2895

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

Woonsocket Housing Authority serves Woonsocket.

About Woonsocket Housing Authority

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

Representatives of Woonsocket Housing Authority may be available by phone at (401) 767-8000. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/24/2020, it is not known if Woonsocket 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 Woonsocket Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Woonsocket Housing Authority manages 600 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 525 1 9 34 31
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $622 $28 $714 $993 $636
Monthly Cost $326,364 $28 $6,425 $33,760 $19,719

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Woonsocket 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 6% having issued approximately 99 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 85 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $15,918 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, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 63% 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, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

51% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 48% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

50% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 11% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Woonsocket Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 45% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 84% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

17% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 48% with 3 or more bedrooms. 26% 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 Woonsocket Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $392 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $710. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $146.



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 Woonsocket Housing Authority

Parkview Manor

218 Pond St
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Call For Rent
1 BR

Kennedy Manor

547 Clinton St
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
Accessible
62+

Crepeau Court and St Germain Manor

100 Front St
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
Accessible
62+

Morin Heights

66 Morin Heights Blvd
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Family & Senior

Veterans Memorial

2 Bourdon Blvd
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Family & Senior