Affordable Housing In Pawtucket
Providence County, Rhode Island

32 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pawtucket

Prospect Heights I & II

560 Prospect St
Pawtucket, RI
Call For Rent
Studio BR

Towers East Apartments

75 East Avenue
Pawtucket, RI
Call For Rent
1 BR

Vincent J Doyle

300 Broadway
Pawtucket, RI

Riverview Terrace

475 School St
Pawtucket, RI
Elderly Supportive Housing

Geneva Plaza

150 Dartmouth St
Pawtucket, RI

Slater House

10 Goff Ave
Pawtucket, RI

Slater Hill Apartments

10 George St
Pawtucket, RI

Rose - Arc Apartments

19 Rosewood St
Pawtucket, RI
Disabled Supportive Housing

Lonsdale Senior Apartments

455 Lonsdale Ave
Pawtucket, RI

Austin Place

156 Broadway
Pawtucket, RI
Disabled Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Pawtucket

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)

Other Housing Authorities located in Pawtucket

Housing Authority Programs
Gateway Healthcare Inc. Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pawtucket, Rhode Island

There are 32 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,540 affordable apartments for rent in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Pawtucket features 2,317 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 223 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pawtucket.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Pawtucket, RI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 32
Total Low Income Apartments 2,540
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,317
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.1

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 $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 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 Pawtucket HUD Rental Assistance in Pawtucket

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Pawtucket

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1991 to 2011, 10 low income apartment communities containing 420 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Pawtucket by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Pawtucket

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,700 $32,800 $36,900 $40,950 $44,250 $47,550 $50,800 $54,100
60% of Median $34,440 $39,360 $44,280 $49,140 $53,100 $57,060 $60,960 $64,920

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Pawtucket is $44,280 a year, or $3,690 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,690 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,107 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $718 $769 $923 $1,065 $1,189 $1,311
60% $861 $923 $1,107 $1,278 $1,427 $1,574
Fair Market Rents in Pawtucket

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$794 $898 $1,075 $1,340 $1,591