Affordable Housing In East Providence
Providence County, Rhode Island

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In East Providence

Hatton Street Apartments

197 Hatton St
East Providence, Rhode Island
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Accepts Vouchers

The Heritage at Kent Farm

25 Gemini Dr
East Providence, Rhode Island
Subsidized

Parkway Towers

10 Office Pkwy
East Providence, Rhode Island
Subsidized

Bullocks Point Village

596A Bullocks Point Ave
East Providence, Rhode Island
Subsidized

Crescent Park Manor

164 Crescent View Ave
East Providence, Rhode Island
Subsidized

Wampanoag Apartments

850 Warren Ave
East Providence, Rhode Island
Subsidized

Redfern Grove

2936 Pawtucket Ave
East Providence, Rhode Island
Subsidized

Rumford Towers

95 Newman Ave
East Providence, Rhode Island
Subsidized

193 Waterman Avenue Apartments

193 Waterman Ave
East Providence, Rhode Island
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Taunton Plaza

20 Whelden Ave
East Providence, Rhode Island
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve East Providence

Housing Authority Programs
East Providence 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 East Providence, Rhode Island

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,025 affordable apartments for rent in East Providence, Rhode Island.

Income Based Apartments in East Providence, Rhode Island

East Providence features 1,941 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 East Providence, Rhode Island

There are 84 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in East Providence.

Housing Choice Vouchers in East Providence, Rhode Island

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

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

2020 East Providence, 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.

East Providence, RI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 2,025
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,941
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.59%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $51,051 ±$2,001
Median Rent $897 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.98% ± 5.11pp
Total Population 47,266

Population and Household Demographics

East Providence is a City in Providence County, Rhode Island with a population of 47,266. There are 19,797 households in the city with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 42.59% of households in East Providence are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in East Providence

The median gross income for households in East Providence is $51,051 a year, or $4,254 a month. The median rent for the city is $897 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In East Providence, a household making less than $2,990 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.98% of households who rent are overburdened in East Providence.1

Area Median Income In East Providence

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 East Providence, the AMI is calculated from all households within Providence County.

In East Providence, 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 East Providence

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 East Providence

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