Affordable Housing In Washington County
Rhode Island

30 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington County

Essex Village Apartments

12 Fischer Drive
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
Accessible

Fieldstone Apartments

125 Knowlesway Extension
Narragansett, Rhode Island
Call For Rent
2 BR
Subsidized

Heritage Village Apartments

24 Union Drive
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

South Winds Apartments

29 South Pier Road
Narragansett, Rhode Island
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Waters Edge

130 Caswell Street
Narragansett, Rhode Island
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
Subsidized

Beachwood Apartments

30 Kingstown Road
Narragansett, Rhode Island
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Kings Grant Apartments

12 Fischer Drive
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Call For Rent
2 BR

Meadowbrook Apartments II

25 Wyndham Way
Wakefield–Peacedale, Rhode Island
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Kingstown Crossings

11 Merrill Lane
North Kingstown, Rhode Island

New Canonchet Cliffs

825 Main St
Hope Valley, Rhode Island
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington County, Rhode Island

There are 30 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,017 affordable apartments for rent in Washington County, Rhode Island.

Income Based Apartments in Washington County, Rhode Island

Washington County features 1,712 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 Washington County, Rhode Island

There are 305 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Washington County, Rhode Island

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

2021 Washington County, Rhode Island Fair Market Rents

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

Town/Area Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Charlestown town $848 $955 $1,148 $1,428 $1,714
Exeter town $848 $955 $1,148 $1,428 $1,714
Hopkinton town $927 $933 $1,176 $1,645 $1,836
Narragansett town $848 $955 $1,148 $1,428 $1,714
New Shoreham town $927 $933 $1,176 $1,645 $1,836
North Kingstown town $848 $955 $1,148 $1,428 $1,714
Richmond town $848 $955 $1,148 $1,428 $1,714
South Kingstown town $848 $955 $1,148 $1,428 $1,714
Westerly town $927 $933 $1,176 $1,645 $1,836

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Washington County, RI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 30
Total Low Income Apartments 2,017
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,712
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.92%
Average Renter Household Size 2.09
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $72,807 ±$2,018
Median Rent $1,050 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.1% ± 3.45pp
Total Population 126,405

Population and Household Demographics

Washington County is a county in Rhode Island with a population of 126,405. There are 49,564 households in the county with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 26.92% of households in Washington County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washington County

The median gross income for households in Washington County is $72,807 a year, or $6,067 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,050 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Washington County, a household making less than $3,500 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Washington County.

Area Median Income In Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,200 $20,800 $23,400 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,300 $34,600 $38,950 $43,250 $46,750 $50,200 $53,650 $57,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$48,450 $55,400 $62,300 $69,200 $74,750 $80,300 $85,850 $91,350

Cities In Washington County

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City Served By
Ashaway
Bradford
Carolina
Charlestown The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Charlestown are the Rhode Island Housing and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Exeter The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Exeter are the Rhode Island Housing and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Hope Valley
Hopkinton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hopkinton are the Rhode Island Housing and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Kingston
Misquamicut
Narragansett The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Narragansett are the Narragansett Housing Authority, Rhode Island Housing and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Narragansett Pier
New Shoreham The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve New Shoreham are the Rhode Island Housing and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
North Kingstown The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Kingstown are the Rhode Island Housing and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Quonochontaug
Richmond
South Kingstown The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve South Kingstown are the Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List and South Kingstown Housing Authority.
Wakefield–Peacedale
Watch Hill
Weekapaug
Westerly The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westerly is the Westerly Housing Authority.
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