Affordable Housing In Central Falls
15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Central Falls
Housing Authorities that serve Central Falls
|Central Falls 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 Central Falls, Rhode Island
There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 800 affordable apartments for rent in Central Falls, Rhode Island. Central Falls features 661 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 139 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Central Falls.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Central Falls, RI Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||15|
|Total Low Income Apartments||800|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||661|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||75.32%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.93|
|Average Household Size||2.98|
|Median Household Income||$29,108 ±$2,076|
|Median Rent||$815 ±$23|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||58.39% ± 5.36pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Central Falls is a City in Providence County, Rhode Island with a population of 19,378. There are 6,413 households in the city with an average household size of 2.98 persons. 75.32% of households in Central Falls are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Central Falls
The median gross income for households in Central Falls is $29,108 a year, or $2,426 a month. The median rent for the city is $815 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Central Falls, a household making less than $2,717 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Central Falls.1
Area Median Income In Central Falls
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 Central Falls, the AMI is calculated from all households within Providence County.
In Central Falls, 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 Central Falls
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 Central Falls HUD Rental Assistance in Central Falls
|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|
Fair Market Rents in Central Falls
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|