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Affordable Housing In Bristol
Bristol County, Rhode Island

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bristol

Elder Care One

150 Franklin St
Bristol, Rhode Island
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Franklin Court Assisted Living

180 Franklin St
Bristol, Rhode Island

266 Wood St

266 Wood St
Bristol, Rhode Island
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Housing Authorities that serve Bristol

Housing Authority Programs
Bristol Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bristol, Rhode Island

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 190 affordable apartments for rent in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Income Based Apartments in Bristol, Rhode Island

Bristol features 92 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Bristol, Rhode Island

There are 98 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bristol.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bristol, Rhode Island

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bristol landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Bristol.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bristol, Rhode Island for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,033 and $1,263.

2021 Bristol, Rhode Island Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Bristol, Rhode Island Fair Market Rent $848 $955 $1,148 $1,428 $1,714
Bristol, Rhode Island Payment Standard Range $763 to $933 $860 to $1,051 $1,033 to $1,263 $1,285 to $1,571 $1,543 to $1,885

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bristol, RI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 190
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 92
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Bristol is a city in Bristol County, Rhode Island with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Bristol are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bristol

The median gross income for households in Bristol is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Bristol

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Bristol, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bristol County.

In Bristol, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,000

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Bristol

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Bristol

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bristol AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,300 $20,900 $23,500 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bristol AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,450 $34,800 $39,150 $43,500 $47,000 $50,500 $53,950 $57,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bristol AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$48,750 $55,700 $62,650 $69,600 $75,200 $80,750 $86,350 $91,900