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Affordable Housing In Bristol County
Rhode Island

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bristol County

Elder Care One

150 Franklin St
Bristol, Rhode Island
Elderly Supportive Housing

Main Street Apartments

340 Main St
Warren, Rhode Island
Disabled Supportive Housing

272 Main Street, Warren 02885

272 Main St
Warren, Rhode Island
Disabled Supportive Housing

Warren Apartments

28 3rd St
Warren, Rhode Island

Sweetbriar Apartments

1 Sweet Briar Rd
Barrington, Rhode Island

Kickemuit Village

20 Libby Ln
Warren, Rhode Island

Barrington Cove Apartments

90 Bay Spring Ave
Barrington, Rhode Island

Franklin Court Assisted Living

180 Franklin St
Bristol, Rhode Island

266 Wood St

266 Wood St
Bristol, Rhode Island
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Bristol County, Rhode Island

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 466 affordable apartments for rent in Bristol County, Rhode Island.

Income Based Apartments in Bristol County, Rhode Island

Bristol County features 255 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 County, Rhode Island

There are 211 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bristol County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bristol County, Rhode Island

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bristol County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Bristol County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bristol County, Rhode Island for a two-bedroom apartment is between $968 and $1,183.

2020 Bristol County, 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
Fair Market Rent $794 $898 $1,075 $1,340 $1,591
Payment Standard Range $715 to $873 $808 to $988 $968 to $1,183 $1,206 to $1,474 $1,432 to $1,750

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bristol County, RI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 466
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 255
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.07%
Average Renter Household Size 2.00
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $72,458 ±$3,264
Median Rent $993 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.25% ± 4.8pp
Total Population 49,176

Population and Household Demographics

Bristol County is a county in Rhode Island with a population of 49,176. There are 19,290 households in the county with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 29.07% of households in Bristol County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bristol County

The median gross income for households in Bristol County is $72,458 a year, or $6,038 a month. The median rent for the county is $993 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bristol County, a household making less than $3,310 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Bristol County.

Area Median Income In Bristol County

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.

In Bristol County, 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 County

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 County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,300 $20,900 $23,500 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $30,450 $34,800 $39,150 $43,500 $47,000 $50,500 $53,950 $57,450
80% of Median $48,750 $55,700 $62,650 $69,600 $75,200 $80,750 $86,350 $91,900

Cities In Bristol County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Barrington The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Barrington are the Rhode Island Housing and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Bristol The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bristol are the Bristol Housing Authority and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Warren The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Warren are the Warren Housing Authority and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.