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Affordable Housing In Providence County
Rhode Island

300 Low Income Apartment Communities In Providence County

Manton Heights

31 Salmon St
Providence, Rhode Island
Family & Senior

Brook Village

2072 Smith St
North Providence, Rhode Island
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Dominica Manor

100 Atwells Ave
Providence, Rhode Island
55+
62+

Kilmartin Plaza

160 Benedict St
Providence, Rhode Island
55+
Accessible
62+

Fogarty Manor

214 Roosevelt Ave
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Charles Place

460 Charles St
Providence, Rhode Island
Subsidized

Carleton Court

211 Carleton Street
Providence, Rhode Island
Income Based
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

St. Ann's Apartment

114-120 Gaulin Ave
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Income Based
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Olney Village

19 Bowdoin St
Providence, Rhode Island
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Galego Court

200-1C Leonard Jenard Drive
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Guide To Affordable Housing in Providence County, Rhode Island

There are 300 low income housing apartment communities offering 24,646 affordable apartments for rent in Providence County, Rhode Island.

Income Based Apartments in Providence County, Rhode Island

Providence County features 19,567 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.

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 $968 and $1,183.

2020 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
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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Providence County, RI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 300
Total Low Income Apartments 24,646
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 19,567
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.

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 $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 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 $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

Cities In Providence County

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

City Served By
Burrillville
Central Falls 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.
Chepachet
Clayville
Cranston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cranston is the Cranston Housing Authority.
Cumberland The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cumberland are the Cumberland Housing Authority and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Cumberland Hill
East Providence 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.
Foster
Foster Center
Glocester The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Glocester are the Rhode Island Housing and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Greenville
Harmony
Harrisville
Johnston The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Johnston are the Johnston Housing Authority and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Lincoln The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lincoln are the Lincoln Housing Authority and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
North Providence 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.
North Smithfield 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.
Pascoag
Pawtucket The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pawtucket are the Pawtucket Housing Authority and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Providence The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Providence is the Providence Housing Authority.
Scituate The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Scituate are the Rhode Island Housing and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Smithfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Smithfield are the Smithfield Housing Authority and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Valley Falls
Woonsocket The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Woonsocket are the Woonsocket Housing Authority and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.