About Woonsocket Housing Authority

The Woonsocket Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

The Woonsocket Housing Authority serves Woonsocket.

Woonsocket Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Woonsocket, Rhode Island Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

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

Woonsocket, RI is about 15 miles northwest of Providence, RI.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application at the parking lot of the St. John the Baptist Romanian Orthodox Church.

Once the application was completed, it must have been mailed to the WHA, from September 19, 2016 until October 3, 2016. Applications postmarked outside of those dates were not accepted.

This waiting list has preferences, but we have been unable to confirm them with the WHA. We have left a message with the office, and will update this page when more information becomes available.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the WHA website, or call the office at (401) 767-8000.

Last Updated on 09/19/2016.


About the Woonsocket Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Woonsocket Housing Authority manages 635 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 517 1 30 37 34
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $633 $10 $641 $899 $609
Monthly Cost $327,234 $10 $19,240 $33,279 $20,714

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 Operated by Woonsocket Housing Authority

218 Pond St
Parkview Manor is a 150 unit low income housing apartment community in Woonsocket.
547 Clinton St
John F Kennedy Manor is a 198 unit low income housing apartment community in Woonsocket.
100 Front St
Crepeau Court and St Germain Manor is a 153 unit low income housing apartment community in Woonsocket.
429 E School St
Crepeau Court and St Germain Manor is a 153 unit low income housing apartment community in Woonsocket.
2 Morin Heights Blvd
Morin Heights is a 292 unit low income housing apartment community in Woonsocket.

Affordable Apartments near Woonsocket Housing Authority

182 Cumberland Street
Blackstone Terrace is a 122 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-4 bedroom apartments for rent in Woonsocket. Rents at Blackstone Terrace are Income Based.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Based Rental Assistance
2305 Diamond Hill Rd
Walnut Hill Apartments is a 125 unit low income housing apartment community in Woonsocket.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
939 Bernon St
Mt Vernon Temple North Apartments is a 124 unit low income housing apartment community in Woonsocket.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Based Rental Assistance

Whoops, looks like something went wrong.