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University Heights

University Heights, Providence, Rhode Island 02904

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University Heights is a brilliant place to call home. Located in Providence's choice East Side neighborhood, living here becomes a smart decision all the way around.
Our apartments feature spacious floor plans, sizable closets, washer & dryers and fully equipped kitchens.
Our community is bursting with conveniences and little daily perks. From planned social activities, package service, and our pet friendly atmosphere - you are free to amp it up or dial it back at home.
University Heights is pleased to offer affordable living options(income restrictions apply).

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Unit (Bd/Ba) Ft2 Rent
Studio (Elmhurst) (Studio/1) 476 Call for Price
One Bedroom One Bath Classical A (1/1) 527 From $1,049 To $1,839
One Bedroom One Bath Wickenden (1/1) 540 From $1,080 To $1,940
One Bedroom One Bath Classical B (1/1) 555 From $1,076 To $1,871
Two Bedroom Two Bath Thayer A (2/2) 1,008 From $1,440 To $2,450
Two Bedroom One Bath Wayland A (2/1) 704 From $1,265 To $2,215
Two Bedroom One in a half Bath Blackstone (2/1.5) 870 From $1,525 To $2,535
Two Bedroom One Bath Thayer B (2/1) 884 From $1,330 To $2,340
Three Bedroom One Bath Elmwood (3/1) 1,008 From $1,675 To $2,825
Three Bedroom One in a half Bath (3/1.5) 1,218 Call for Price

University Heights Details

  • 168 studio, one, two and three bedroom units.
  • Accepts Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV)

Property Amenities

  • On-Site Parking
  • Laundry Centers
  • Online Payments Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Courtyard

Unit Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Patio, Deck Or Balcony
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Washer/ Dryer
  • Dining Area
  • Spacious Living Rooms
  • Large Closets

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 10:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 10:00am-5:00pm
Friday 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Since this property has received funding in part through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, a certain number of units are set aside for lower income households. Households must earn either less than 50% or 60% of the area median income (depending on the set-aside option chosen by the property owner) to qualify for these units. Rents in these units are capped at a maximum of 30% of the set-aside area median income (adjusted for unit size). Some rental units in this property may not be subject to LIHTC and therefore have higher rents and no maximum household income requirement.

Providence Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program in Providence but actual income limits may differ for units at University Heights.

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
Very Low Income (50%) $28,700 $32,800 $36,900 $40,950 $44,250 $47,550 $50,800 $54,100
Low Income (60%) $34,440 $39,360 $44,280 $49,140 $53,100 $57,060 $60,960 $64,920

University Heights was built in part with financing obtained through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. In addition to providing apartments for low-income households, this property could include some market rate units. Households earning 60% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI) qualify for targeted rental units in LIHTC financed housing. This property may also designate units for renters with even lower incomes, from 60% of AMI down to 30% AMI. It is even possible that all units have been set aside for those with extremely low incomes (as low as 15% of AMI). This means that the same size unit can rent for different amounts based on the income of the renter.

Figuring out income and rent limits for affordable housing can be complex especially when more than one federal program is involved. To know for sure if you qualify, you must contact the property directly. The amounts provided here should only be used as a basic guide.

University Heights is managed by Fairfield Residential.

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