Affordable Housing In Providence County
301 Low Income Apartment Communities In Providence County
Guide To Affordable Housing in Providence County, Rhode Island
There are 301 low income housing apartment communities offering 25,082 affordable apartments for rent in Providence County, Rhode Island.
Income Based Apartments in Providence County, Rhode Island
Providence County features 19,856 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 5,033 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.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Providence County, Rhode Island for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,033 and $1,263.
2021 Providence 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|
|Providence County, Rhode Island Fair Market Rent||$848||$955||$1,148||$1,428||$1,714|
|Providence 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.
Providence County, RI Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||301|
|Total Low Income Apartments||25,082|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||19,856|
|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|
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.
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 $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 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
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Providence County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Providence County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Providence County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Providence County
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