Affordable Housing In Johnston
Providence County, Rhode Island

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Johnston

The Ledges at Johnston

145 Federal Way
Johnston, RI
$1,504-2,061
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Cherry Hill Apartments

204 Greenville Ave
Johnston, RI
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Park Plaza

20 Park St
Johnston, RI
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Cedar Spring Terrace

1720 Atwood Ave
Johnston, RI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Simmons Village II

345 Simmonsville Ave
Johnston, RI
Subsidized

Simmons Village IIi

349 Simmonsville Ave
Johnston, RI
Subsidized

Cara Estates

1247 Atwood Ave
Johnston, RI
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Simmons Village I

343 Simmonsville Ave
Johnston, RI
Subsidized

Allegria Court

Nardolillo St
Johnston, RI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Ralph R Arusso Apartments

150 Greenville Ave
Johnston, RI
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Johnston

Housing Authority Programs
Johnston 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 Johnston, Rhode Island

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,148 affordable apartments for rent in Johnston, Rhode Island. Johnston features 826 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 322 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Johnston.

Johnston, RI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 1,148
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 826
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Johnston is a City in Providence County, Rhode Island with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Johnston are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Johnston

The median gross income for households in Johnston is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Johnston

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

In Johnston, 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 Johnston

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 Johnston HUD Rental Assistance in Johnston

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Johnston

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1991 to 2008, 3 low income apartment communities containing 143 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Johnston by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Johnston

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,700 $32,800 $36,900 $40,950 $44,250 $47,550 $50,800 $54,100
60% of Median $34,440 $39,360 $44,280 $49,140 $53,100 $57,060 $60,960 $64,920

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Johnston is $44,280 a year, or $3,690 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,690 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,107 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $718 $769 $923 $1,065 $1,189 $1,311
60% $861 $923 $1,107 $1,278 $1,427 $1,574
Fair Market Rents in Johnston

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
$794 $898 $1,075 $1,340 $1,591