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Affordable Housing In Kent County
Rhode Island

42 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kent County

Shalom Apartments

1 Shalom Dr
Warwick, Rhode Island
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Accessible

Shalom II Apartments

2 Shalom Dr
Warwick, Rhode Island
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Woodland Apartments

20 Woodland Dr ive
Coventry, Rhode Island
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Parkview Terrace

72 GOUGH AVE
West Warwick, Rhode Island

Deangelis Manor II

845 Wakefield St
West Warwick, Rhode Island
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Foxfire

46 Eddy St
West Warwick, Rhode Island
Subsidized

Greenwich Village

300 Lambert Lind Hwy
Warwick, Rhode Island
Subsidized

Greenwood Terrace

2426 Post Rd
Warwick, Rhode Island
Subsidized

Hardig Brook Village

331 Centerville Rd
Warwick, Rhode Island
Subsidized

Thomas Wilbur Homestead

3188 Post Rd
Warwick, Rhode Island
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Kent County

Housing Authority Programs
Warwick Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
West Warwick Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Coventry Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
East Greenwich Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Kent County Mental Health Center Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kent County, Rhode Island

There are 42 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,180 affordable apartments for rent in Kent County, Rhode Island.

Income Based Apartments in Kent County, Rhode Island

Kent County features 2,759 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 Kent County, Rhode Island

There are 421 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kent County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kent County, Rhode Island

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

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Kent County, RI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 42
Total Low Income Apartments 3,180
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,759
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.73%
Average Renter Household Size 1.93
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $64,383 ±$1,384
Median Rent $975 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.19% ± 3.42pp
Total Population 164,958

Population and Household Demographics

Kent County is a County in Rhode Island with a population of 164,958. There are 68,616 households in the county with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 29.73% of households in Kent County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kent County

The median gross income for households in Kent County is $64,383 a year, or $5,365 a month. The median rent for the county is $975 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kent County, a household making less than $3,250 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.19% of households who rent are overburdened in Kent County.1

Area Median Income In Kent County

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.

In Kent County, 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 Kent County

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 Kent County

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

Cities In Kent County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Listings Served By
West Warwick 13 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Warwick is the West Warwick Housing Authority.
Warwick 19 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Warwick are the Warwick Housing Authority and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
East Greenwich 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve East Greenwich are the East Greenwich Housing Authority and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Coventry 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Coventry are the Coventry Housing Authority and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
West Greenwich 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Greenwich are the Rhode Island Housing and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Greene 0