Affordable Housing In Kent County
Rhode Island

Affordable Housing programs support 2,759 income based apartments in Kent County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 421 affordable apartments in Kent County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Kent County, Rhode Island

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Kent County. Go to the Rhode Island Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Kent County.

Shalom Apartments

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

Shalom II Apartments

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

Woodland Apartments

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

Echo Valley

56 Maple Ave
West Warwick, Rhode Island
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Brookside Terrace Phase II

1470 South County Trail
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Parkview Terrace

72 GOUGH AVE
West Warwick, Rhode Island
Affordable

Deangelis Manor II

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

Foxfire

46 Eddy St
West Warwick, Rhode Island
Rent Assisted

Greenwich Village

300 Lambert Lind Hwy
Warwick, Rhode Island
Rent Assisted

Greenwood Terrace

2426 Post Rd
Warwick, Rhode Island
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing In Kent County

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City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Coventry, RI Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Coventry.
Affordable Housing In East Greenwich, RI Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in East Greenwich.
Affordable Housing In Warwick, RI Affordable Housing programs support 19 apartment communities in Warwick.
Affordable Housing In West Warwick, RI Affordable Housing programs support 13 apartment communities in West Warwick.

Kent County, Rhode Island Affordable Housing Data

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 $1,268 and $1,550.

2023 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 $1,066 $1,171 $1,409 $1,715 $2,118
Kent County, Rhode Island Payment Standard Range $959 to $1,173 $1,054 to $1,288 $1,268 to $1,550 $1,544 to $1,887 $1,906 to $2,330

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Kent County, RI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 43
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.

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 $97,600

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

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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.
$20,300 $23,200 $26,100 $29,000 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
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.
$33,850 $38,700 $43,550 $48,350 $52,250 $56,100 $60,000 $63,850
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.
$54,150 $61,900 $69,650 $77,350 $83,550 $89,750 $95,950 $102,150