Affordable Housing In Kent County
Rhode Island

42 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kent County

Esperanza Hills

58 Tiogue Ave
West Warwick, Rhode Island
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Echo Valley

56 Maple Ave
West Warwick, Rhode Island
Subsidized

Golden Ridge

14 Manchester Cir
Coventry, Rhode Island
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Matthew Xxv

359 Greenwich Ave
Warwick, Rhode Island
Subsidized

790 Providence Street

790 Providence St
West Warwick, Rhode Island

Coventry Meadows

25 Edith St
Coventry, Rhode Island

Marlborough Apartments

206 Marlborough St
East Greenwich, Rhode Island

Warwick Terrace

25 Easton Ave
Warwick, Rhode Island

West Shore Terrace

3070 W Shore Rd
Warwick, Rhode Island

Meadowbrook Terrace

2220 Warwick Ave
Warwick, Rhode Island

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
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 $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

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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.
$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 Kent County 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 Kent County 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

Cities In Kent County

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

City Served By
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.
Greene
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.