There are 5,260 low-income apartments in Providence County that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Providence County, Rhode Island can range from $791 to $2,061 depending on the number of bedrooms.
Rental assistance programs support 19,597 low-income homes in Providence County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $388 towards rent each month.
Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on May 8th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.
Providence County features 19,597 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.
There are 5,260 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Providence County.
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 $1,268 and $1,550.
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||$1,066||$1,171||$1,409||$1,715||$2,118|
|Providence County, Rhode Island Payment Standard Range||$959 to $1,173||$1,054 to $1,288||$1,268 to $1,550||$1,544 to $1,887||$1,906 to $2,330|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||303|
|Total Low Income Apartments||25,129|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||19,597|
|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|
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.
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.
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 $106,000
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 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.
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|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.