Affordable Housing In Washington County
Rhode Island

31 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington County

Reynolds Farm

84 Mulberry Dr
North Kingstown, RI
$1,330-1,660
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Essex Village Apartments

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

Fieldstone Apartments

125 Knowlesway Extension
Narragansett, RI
Call For Rent
2 BR
Subsidized

Heritage Village Apartments

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

South Winds Apartments

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

Waters Edge

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

Beachwood Apartments

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

Kings Grant Apartments

12 Fischer Drive
North Kingstown, RI
Call For Rent
2 BR

Meadowbrook Apartments II

25 Wyndham Way
Wakefield–Peacedale, RI
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

New Canonchet Cliffs

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Washington County

Housing Authority Programs
Westerly Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
South Kingstown Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Narragansett Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington County, Rhode Island

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 31 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,011 affordable apartments for rent in Washington County, Rhode Island. Washington County features 1,712 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 299 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington County.

Washington County, RI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 31
Total Low Income Apartments 2,011
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.1

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 $81,900

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 Washington County HUD Rental Assistance in Washington County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,200 $19,650 $22,100 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,700 $32,800 $36,900 $40,950 $44,250 $47,550 $50,800 $54,100
80% of Median $45,850 $52,400 $58,950 $65,500 $70,750 $76,000 $81,250 $86,500
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Washington County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1992 to 2011, 16 low income apartment communities containing 1,127 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Washington County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Washington County

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

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Washington County is $44,280 a year, or $3,690 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,690 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,107 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $718 $769 $923 $1,065 $1,189 $1,311
60% $861 $923 $1,107 $1,278 $1,427 $1,574
Fair Market Rents in Washington County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Town/Area Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Charlestown town $794 $898 $1,075 $1,340 $1,591
Exeter town $794 $898 $1,075 $1,340 $1,591
Hopkinton town $843 $876 $1,154 $1,616 $1,622
Narragansett town $794 $898 $1,075 $1,340 $1,591
New Shoreham town $843 $876 $1,154 $1,616 $1,622
North Kingstown town $794 $898 $1,075 $1,340 $1,591
Richmond town $794 $898 $1,075 $1,340 $1,591
South Kingstown town $794 $898 $1,075 $1,340 $1,591
Westerly town $843 $876 $1,154 $1,616 $1,622

Cities In Washington County

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City Listings Served By
Hope Valley 2
Hopkinton 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hopkinton are the Rhode Island Housing and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
North Kingstown 8 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.
Narragansett 5 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.
Westerly 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westerly is the Westerly Housing Authority.
Bradford 1
South Kingstown 2 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.
Exeter 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Exeter are the Rhode Island Housing and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
New Shoreham 1 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.
Richmond 0
Charlestown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Charlestown are the Rhode Island Housing and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Ashaway 0
Carolina 0
Kingston 0
Misquamicut 0
Narragansett Pier 0
Quonochontaug 0
Watch Hill 0
Weekapaug 0
Wyoming 0
Wakefield–Peacedale 4