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Affordable Housing In Central Falls
Providence County, Rhode Island

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Central Falls

Blackstone Falls Apartments

1485 High Street
Central Falls, Rhode Island
Income Based
1-2 BR

Mill River Community Apartments

151 Liberty St
Central Falls, Rhode Island
Disabled Supportive Housing

Chateau Anne

82 Fales St
Central Falls, Rhode Island

Cross Street Apartments

28 Cross St
Central Falls, Rhode Island

Rand Place

250 Rand St
Central Falls, Rhode Island

JM Apartments

57 Echo St
Central Falls, Rhode Island
Disabled Supportive Housing

Restore Apartments

35 Garfield St
Central Falls, Rhode Island

Project Renew

121 Chestnut St
Central Falls, Rhode Island

324 Broad Street

324 Broad St
Central Falls, Rhode Island

Wilfrid Manor

466 Hunt St
Central Falls, Rhode Island

Housing Authorities that serve Central Falls

Housing Authority Programs
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.

Income Based Apartments in Central Falls, Rhode Island

Central Falls features 661 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 Central Falls, Rhode Island

There are 139 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Central Falls.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Central Falls, Rhode Island

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Central Falls landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Central Falls.

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

2021 Central Falls, 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 $848 $955 $1,148 $1,428 $1,714
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 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
Total Population 19,378

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.

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 $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 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 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 $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