Affordable Housing In Bristol County
Rhode Island

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bristol County

Elder Care One

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

Main Street Apartments

340 Main St
Warren, RI
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

272 Main Street, Warren 02885

272 Main St
Warren, RI
Disabled Supportive Housing
HCV Welcome

Warren Apartments

28 3rd St
Warren, RI

Sweetbriar Apartments

1 Sweet Briar Rd
Barrington, RI
HCV Welcome

Kickemuit Village

20 Libby Ln
Warren, RI

Barrington Cove Apartments

90 Bay Spring Ave
Barrington, RI
HCV Welcome

Franklin Court Assisted Living

180 Franklin St
Bristol, RI
HCV Welcome

266 Wood St

266 Wood St
Bristol, RI
HCV Welcome
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Other Housing Authorities located in Bristol County

Housing Authority Programs
Bristol Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Warren Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bristol County, Rhode Island

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 466 affordable apartments for rent in Bristol County, Rhode Island. Bristol County features 255 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 211 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bristol County.

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.1

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 $81,900

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 Bristol County 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 $17,200 $19,650 $22,100 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,700 $32,800 $36,900 $40,950 $44,250 $47,550 $50,800 $54,100
80% of Median $45,850 $52,400 $58,950 $65,500 $70,750 $76,000 $81,250 $86,500
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Bristol County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1997 to 2009, 3 low income apartment communities containing 175 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Bristol County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Bristol County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,700 $32,800 $36,900 $40,950 $44,250 $47,550 $50,800 $54,100
60% of Median $34,440 $39,360 $44,280 $49,140 $53,100 $57,060 $60,960 $64,920

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Bristol County is $44,280 a year, or $3,690 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,690 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,107 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $718 $769 $923 $1,065 $1,189 $1,311
60% $861 $923 $1,107 $1,278 $1,427 $1,574
Fair Market Rents in Bristol County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$794 $898 $1,075 $1,340 $1,591

Cities In Bristol County

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City Listings Served By
Bristol 3 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 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Warren are the Warren Housing Authority and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Barrington 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Barrington are the Rhode Island Housing and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.