Affordable Housing In Pawtucket
Providence County, Rhode Island

32 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pawtucket

Prospect Heights I & II

560 Prospect St
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Call For Rent
Studio BR

Towers East Apartments

75 East Avenue
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Call For Rent
1 BR

Galego Court

200-1C Leonard Jenard Drive
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

40 - 42 Park Street

42 Park St
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Blackstone Valley Gateways I and II

185 Dexter St
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Kennedy Manor

175 Broad St
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Fogarty Manor

214 Roosevelt Ave
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

St Germain Manor

401 Mineral Spring Avenue
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Burns Manor

95 Park Street
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Vincent J Doyle

300 Broadway
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Housing Authority Programs
Pawtucket 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 Pawtucket, Rhode Island

There are 32 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,549 affordable apartments for rent in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Income Based Apartments in Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Pawtucket features 2,312 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 Pawtucket, Rhode Island

There are 237 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pawtucket.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pawtucket, Rhode Island

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pawtucket landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Pawtucket.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pawtucket, Rhode Island for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,111 and $1,357.

2022 Pawtucket, 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
Pawtucket, Rhode Island Fair Market Rent $913 $1,026 $1,234 $1,525 $1,868
Pawtucket, Rhode Island Payment Standard Range $822 to $1,004 $923 to $1,129 $1,111 to $1,357 $1,373 to $1,678 $1,681 to $2,055

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Pawtucket, RI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 32
Total Low Income Apartments 2,549
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,312
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 56.24%
Average Renter Household Size 2.40
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $41,789 ±$1,332
Median Rent $832 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.46% ± 2.99pp
Total Population 71,395

Population and Household Demographics

Pawtucket is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island with a population of 71,395. There are 27,979 households in the city with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 56.24% of households in Pawtucket are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pawtucket

The median gross income for households in Pawtucket is $41,789 a year, or $3,482 a month. The median rent for the city is $832 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pawtucket, a household making less than $2,773 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.46% of households who rent are overburdened in Pawtucket.

Area Median Income In Pawtucket

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

In Pawtucket, 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 Pawtucket

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 Pawtucket

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Pawtucket 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 Pawtucket 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 Pawtucket 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