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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

Fogarty Manor

214 Roosevelt Ave
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Galego Court

200-1C Leonard Jenard Drive
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Kennedy Manor

175 Broad St
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

Riverview Terrace

475 School St
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Elderly Supportive Housing

Geneva Plaza

150 Dartmouth St
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pawtucket, Rhode Island

There are 32 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,508 affordable apartments for rent in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Income Based Apartments in Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Pawtucket features 2,285 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 223 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 $968 and $1,183.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $794 $898 $1,075 $1,340 $1,591
Payment Standard Range $715 to $873 $808 to $988 $968 to $1,183 $1,206 to $1,474 $1,432 to $1,750

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Pawtucket, RI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 32
Total Low Income Apartments 2,508
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,285
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 $87,000

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,300 $20,900 $23,500 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $30,450 $34,800 $39,150 $43,500 $47,000 $50,500 $53,950 $57,450
80% of Median $48,750 $55,700 $62,650 $69,600 $75,200 $80,750 $86,350 $91,900