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Affordable Housing In Providence County
Rhode Island

299 Low Income Apartment Communities In Providence County

Olmsted Gardens

3 Olmsted Way
Providence, Rhode Island
Income Based
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers
62+

Sutterfield Homes

12 South Ln
Providence, Rhode Island
$730-1,097
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

The Ledges at Johnston

145 Federal Way
Johnston, Rhode Island
$1,504-2,061
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Cherry Hill Apartments

204 Greenville Ave
Johnston, Rhode Island
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Hartford Park

300 Hartford Ave
Providence, Rhode Island
Call For Rent
1-6 BR
Family & Senior

Carroll Towers

243 Smith St
Providence, Rhode Island
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
55+
62+

Parenti Villa

25 Tobey St
Providence, Rhode Island
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
55+
Accessible
62+

Prospect Heights I & II

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

Blackstone Terrace

182 Cumberland Street
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Blackstone Falls Apartments

1485 High Street
Central Falls, Rhode Island
Income Based
1-2 BR
Accessible
62+
Subsidized

Other Housing Authorities located in Providence County

Housing Authority Programs
Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Providence Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Pawtucket Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Woonsocket Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Central Falls Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Cranston Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
East Providence Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Johnston Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Cumberland Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency
Burrillville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
North Providence Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Lincoln Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work
Smithfield Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Gateway Healthcare Inc. Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Rhode Island Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Providence County, Rhode Island

There are 299 low income housing apartment communities offering 24,616 affordable apartments for rent in Providence County, Rhode Island.

Income Based Apartments in Providence County, Rhode Island

Providence County features 19,537 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 Providence County, Rhode Island

There are 4,886 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Providence County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Providence County, Rhode Island

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Providence County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Providence County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Providence County, RI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 299
Total Low Income Apartments 24,616
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 19,537
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.61%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $49,743 ±$837
Median Rent $887 ±$9
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.42% ± 1.27pp
Total Population 630,459

Population and Household Demographics

Providence County is a County in Rhode Island with a population of 630,459. There are 238,284 households in the county with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 46.61% of households in Providence County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Providence County

The median gross income for households in Providence County is $49,743 a year, or $4,145 a month. The median rent for the county is $887 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Providence County, a household making less than $2,957 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Providence County.1

Area Median Income In Providence 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 Providence County, 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 Providence 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 Providence County

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

Cities In Providence County

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

City Listings Served By
Providence 139 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Providence is the Providence Housing Authority.
Woonsocket 30 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Woonsocket are the Woonsocket Housing Authority and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Pawtucket 32 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pawtucket are the Pawtucket Housing Authority and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Central Falls 15 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Central Falls are the Central Falls Housing Authority and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
East Providence 17 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve East Providence are the East Providence Housing Authority and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Johnston 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Johnston are the Johnston Housing Authority and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Cranston 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cranston is the Cranston Housing Authority.
Lincoln 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lincoln are the Lincoln Housing Authority and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Pascoag 2
Scituate 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Scituate are the Rhode Island Housing and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
North Providence 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Providence are the North Providence Housing Authority and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Burrillville 2
Smithfield 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Smithfield are the Smithfield Housing Authority and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
North Smithfield 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Smithfield are the Rhode Island Housing and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Cumberland 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cumberland are the Cumberland Housing Authority and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Foster 0
Harrisville 2
Greenville 1
Glocester 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Glocester are the Rhode Island Housing and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Chepachet 1
Clayville 0
Cumberland Hill 0
Foster Center 0
Harmony 0
Valley Falls 0