Affordable Housing In Kent County
42 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kent County
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.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kent County, Rhode Island for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,033 and $1,263.
2021 Kent County, 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|
|Kent County, Rhode Island Fair Market Rent||$848||$955||$1,148||$1,428||$1,714|
|Kent County, 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 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|
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.
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 $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 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
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kent County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kent County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kent County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Kent County
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|Coventry||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Coventry are the Coventry Housing Authority and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.|
|East Greenwich||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.|
|Warwick||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Warwick are the Warwick Housing Authority and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.|
|West Greenwich||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.|
|West Warwick||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Warwick is the West Warwick Housing Authority.|