Affordable Housing In Bristol County
9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bristol County
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 AffordableHousingOnline.com 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|
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
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|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.|