Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in East Providence, RI

Discover affordable housing in East Providence where there are 18+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

How To Identify Affordable Housing in East Providence, Rhode Island

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Ayat Elkarib

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In East Providence, Rhode Island
$18.06 (+129%) more than Rhode Island minimum wage and $24.81 (+342%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve East Providence, Rhode Island?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for East Providence, Rhode Island.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for East Providence, Rhode Island.

Go to the Rhode Island Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near East Providence.

How many renters live in East Providence, Rhode Island?

The City of East Providence has 47,012 people living in 20,410 households.

There are 15,415 renters living in 8,083 renter households in this City. Renters make up 32.79 percent of the population living in East Providence.

What is the rental market like in East Providence, Rhode Island?

There are an estimated 21,719 housing units in the East Providence area. Of these, 8,396 units are rental homes, making up 39 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in East Providence, Rhode Island, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in East Providence?

The rental vacancy rate in East Providence is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in East Providence for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in East Providence
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
403 3,246 3,094 1,156 169
Occupied Rental Units by Size in East Providence

A large number of apartments in East Providence have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in East Providence are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 48 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 21 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in East Providence

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,289 to $2,536. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,289
One BR $1,398
Two BR $1,693
Three BR $2,047
Four BR $2,536
2024 Fair Market Rents in East Providence, Rhode Island

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in East Providence?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 336 83 percent
One BR 2,550 79 percent
Two BR 1,816 59 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in East Providence, Rhode Island

How many affordable rental units are in East Providence?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in East Providence, Rhode Island including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 187
Public Housing 411
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 1,468
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 16
Tracked Units by Federal Program in East Providence, Rhode Island

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in East Providence, Rhode Island

East Providence features 1,841 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 $1,524 and $1,862.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.