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Affordable Housing In Harrisville
Providence County, Rhode Island

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Harrisville

Stillwater Heights Housing

30 Central St
Harrisville, Rhode Island
Elderly Supportive Housing

Ashton Court

Ashton Ct
Harrisville, Rhode Island
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Harrisville, Rhode Island

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 129 affordable apartments for rent in Harrisville, Rhode Island.

Income Based Apartments in Harrisville, Rhode Island

Harrisville features 129 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 Harrisville, Rhode Island

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Harrisville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Harrisville, Rhode Island

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Harrisville landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Harrisville.

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

2021 Harrisville, 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
Harrisville, Rhode Island Fair Market Rent $848 $955 $1,148 $1,428 $1,714
Harrisville, Rhode Island 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.

Harrisville, RI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 129
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 129
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 56.51%
Average Renter Household Size 2.07
Average Household Size 2.21
Median Household Income $32,260 ±$14,346
Median Rent $716 ±$178
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.21% ± 21.59pp
Total Population 1,833

Population and Household Demographics

Harrisville is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island with a population of 1,833. There are 830 households in the city with an average household size of 2.21 persons. 56.51% of households in Harrisville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Harrisville

The median gross income for households in Harrisville is $32,260 a year, or $2,688 a month. The median rent for the city is $716 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Harrisville, a household making less than $2,387 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.21% of households who rent are overburdened in Harrisville.

Area Median Income In Harrisville

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

In Harrisville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,500

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 Harrisville

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 Harrisville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Harrisville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,200 $20,800 $23,400 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Harrisville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,300 $34,600 $38,950 $43,250 $46,750 $50,200 $53,650 $57,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Harrisville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$48,450 $55,400 $62,300 $69,200 $74,750 $80,300 $85,850 $91,350